Las Vegas Aviators

Aviators drop last ever game against New Orleans

The Aviators fell behind early and never found their groove as they were blown out by the Babycakes 11-4 in the final game these 2 clubs will ever play. New Orleans will relocate to Wichita, Kansas thus ending the run of AAA baseball in the Crescent City.

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A Win is a Win.

Tonight was the third game of the five-game series between intrastate rivals The Aviators, and The Aces. Las Vegas jumped out to a 4-0 lead early on but got into some trouble, as Reno tied it up and kept the game close till the very end. Parker Dunshee was solid on the mound but Reno did not make it easy for The Aviators as they were able to survive the 9th inning en route to an 8-7 victory.

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The Aviators Shut Down Fresno.

The Aviators have now won four in a row including their first three games against The Fresno Grizzlies. Tonight they beat Fresno, 16-3 with contributions from pretty much everyone, most notably Jonah Heim. They have faired well against Fresno for the entire series.

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Fifth Time’s a Charm.

Tonight The Aviators played their last of a five-game series with the Sacramento River Cats in front of a sold-out crowd. That makes 29 sold-out games so far this season at The LV BallPark. Las Vegas won the first game of the series by one run but dropped the next three. Tonight Tyler Alexander was on the mound for Las Vegas, and despite giving up some runs early on, he pitched well and had nine strikeouts.

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Lazy Sunday

Great day for baseball, a great day for pitching. The Aviators had one hit heading to the seventh. On the flip side, Jake Buchanan struck out eight River Cats (personal season high) keeping Las Vegas within two runs heading into the seventh. Franklin Barreto singled to start the inning followed up by a Seth Brown home run tying the game at two.

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Close But No Cigar

Two nights in a row the Aviators have proven that “it ain’t over til it’s over”. Don’t leave your seats even if the Aviators are down 6-2 in the bottom of the ninth. What started out as a dud turned into an edge of your seat nail biter.

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Bolt and Campbell lead Aviators to Incredible Heights

A historic night for the Aviators started slow. Through three innings the only offensive showing for Las Vegas was from a solo shot from star short stop Jorge Mateo. Paul Blackburn, who has been consistently the best pitcher in the Aviators rotation, had been shelled for six runs. Then a bad day got worse when after an error allowed the River Cats to jump up to a six-run lead. Then the coffin closed. Aramis Garcia hammered a three-run shot dead center, closing out Blackburn’s day and leaving Aviators in an untenable situation.

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Aviators Do it Again!

The Aviators were on the road tonight for the third of a four-game series on the road against The Memphis Redbirds. Las Vegas won the first two games of the series. Miguel Romero was on the mound tonight, looking to make it three in a row.
The Redbirds jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the 1st inning, after striking out three Aviators to take control of the game early on. That quickly changed in the 2nd inning. Now is a good time to tell you that The Aviators were walked 11 times in this game, four of which, came in the 2nd inning. With the bases loaded, the runs began to trickle in. Herrmann and Neuse would each score on a walk before a Mateo single would give Las Vegas a 3-2 lead. With the bases loaded for the second time in the inning, Franklin Baretto hit a grand slam, bringing in Mateo, Campbell, and Fowler. The Aviators strolled into the 3rd inning with a 7-2 lead.

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On the mend the No. 12 prospect is on his way to Las Vegas

Jesus Luzardo was a shoe in to be a rotation player for A’s after having an excellent Spring Training. It was the first time the No. 2 overall left-handed prospect in baseball had felt confident in his arm since undergoing Tommy John surgery his senior year of high school. But a nagging pain in his shoulder set him down for the opening of the season.

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