The Lafayette Aviators are a summer collegiate baseball team based in Lafayette, Indiana. They are a member of the West Division of the summer collegiate Prospect League. The Aviators previously played at the 3,500-seat Loeb Stadium in Columbian Park in Lafayette, which will be demolished and replaced with a new ballpark set to open in 2021.
|League||Prospect League (West Division)|
|Ballpark||Alexander Field (temporary)|
|Former name(s)||Jamestown Jammers (2015)|
|Former ballparks||Russell Diethrick Park (2015)|
|Ownership||National Sports Services|
|Management||Zach Chartrand (GM)|
|Manager||Bailey Montgomery (1st season)|
The Aviators won their first Prospect League championship in 2017, defeating the Butler BlueSox in a best-of-3 series.
The Aviators franchise was originally based in Jamestown, New York, where it operated as the Jamestown Jammers during the 2015 season. The Jammers' owners, Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MKE Sports & Entertainment, opted to move its Prospect League team to Lafayette and establish a new Jammers team in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League in 2016, with distance (Jamestown was well outside the Prospect League's Midwestern footprint while the PCPBL's footprint was much closer, in Central New York) being cited as the primary reason for the move.
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- "Lafayette Aviators getting new ownership". Journal & Courier. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
- Lafayette, Fans Select Logo for New Team, archived from the original on 2016-02-12
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- "Check out the New Jamestown Jammers logo, uniforms, and ownership for 2015". www.jamestownbaseball.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
- "Jamestown Jammers Join PGCBL". www.pgcbl.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
- "Lafayette Aviators have a new owner". WLFI News. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
- "Lafayette Aviators Baseball Loeb Stadium Lafayette, Indiana 47904". www.lafayettebaseball.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
- "Lafayette Aviators hire Will Arnold as new manager". Journal & Courier. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
- "Aviators Promote Montgomery to Field Manager | Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC". www.prospectleague.com. Retrieved 2019-09-04.