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Soaring Aviators look to stay hot during 12-game homestand

Las Vegas, which has won 14 of 21 overall and eight of nine at home, welcomes Tacoma and Salt Lake to Las Vegas Ballpark
July 28, 2021

The Aviators arrived at Las Vegas Ballpark on the Fourth of July having lost five consecutive games and seven of their previous eight. What’s more, they were a season-high five games under .500 and a season-high 11 games out of first place. And it was about to get worse: Facing

Aviators® host Tacoma & Salt Lake in 12-game homestand from July 29 - August 10

July 27, 2021

(Las Vegas, NV) – July 27, 2021 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will host the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, in the opener of a six-game series on Thursday,

Aviators rally for 4-3 10-inning walk-off victory over Chihuahuas

First baseman Francisco Peña delivers the game-winning hit and Las Vegas once again receives outstanding pitching to cap 5-1 series against El Paso
July 21, 2021

The Aviators arrived at Las Vegas Ballpark on Tuesday with a chance to do something they hadn’t done all season: defeat an opponent five times in a six-game series. It took morphing into their alter ego (the Reyes de Plata), it took some tremendous pitching and it took a rally

Machín homers twice, Aviators defeat El Paso 7-4

Las Vegas third baseman blasts a grand slam in a six-run first inning, and starting pitcher Jesús Luzardo dominates Chihuahuas
July 20, 2021

The Aviators saw their three-game overall and six-game home winning streaks snapped in Sunday’s 3-2 loss against the El Paso Chihuahuas for one specific reason: Their scorching-hot offense suddenly turned cold in the most crucial moments, going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and leaving 10 runners on base. Determined

Taking Flight With … Austin Allen

The Aviators’ catcher on how he ended up behind the plate, playing alongside a young Fernando Tatis Jr., and why donuts and YouTube are a perfect combo
July 19, 2021

For most preschoolers, everyday life usually revolves around cartoons, toys and figuring out how to sneak an extra cookie without mom finding out. The same was true for Austin Allen, with one small difference: He already had an eye on his future. “My mom says when I was 4 years

Aviators blast El Paso 12-2, notch sixth straight home win 

Catcher Austin Allen goes 3-for-5 with a homer and four pitchers shut down the Chihuahuas as Las Vegas improves to 9-3 in its last 12 games
July 18, 2021

It’s a cliché that’s been around for decades, and it applies to all sports, at every level: If you want to be successful, you absolutely must beat the teams you’re supposed to beat. So when the Aviators returned home this week after splitting a six-game road trip against the first-place

Pérez homers twice, Aviators score late to top El Paso 9-5

Catcher Carlos Pérez homers twice and Las Vegas snaps a 5-5 tie with four runs in the 8th to improve to 8-3 in its last 11 games
July 17, 2021

The Aviators tried multiple times to put away the El Paso Chihuahuas on Friday night at Las Vegas Ballpark. But every time Las Vegas appeared to seize momentum, the Chihuahuas snatched it away. That finally changed in the Aviators’ last at-bat, as they scored four runs in the bottom of

Aviators ride Jefferies’ arm, Thomas’ bat to 5-1 win over El Paso

Daulton Jefferies allows just three hits in a season-high seven innings, and red-hot Cody Thomas belts two homers to lead Las Vegas to series-opening victory over Chihuahuas
July 16, 2021

Through the first two seasons at hitter-happy Las Vegas Ballpark, Aviators fans have been treated to about as many dominating pitching performances as they have 70-degree evenings. The 6,946 fans who were lucky enough to be in attendance Thursday night witnessed a masterpiece that would’ve made Jacob deGrom blush. Facing

Triple-A classification to add 10 games to 2021 schedule; Aviators will host Oklahoma City Dodgers in a five-game series from September 23-27!

July 15, 2021

New York, NY, July 14, 2021 - Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball has announced the rescheduling of 10 games at the Triple-A level that were postponed at the start of the 2021 season. The rescheduled games will be played in a new postseason tournament format called the “Triple-A

Hot-hitting Aviators return home, face slumping El Paso

Las Vegas, which has scored 80 runs in its last nine games, welcomes Chihuahuas for six-game series at Las Vegas Ballpark
July 14, 2021

The Aviators flew north to Reno last week with a three-game winning streak and a straightforward game plan: Keep on winning in order to close the gap between themselves and the first-place Aces. Las Vegas executed that game plan to near perfection at the start of the six-game series, winning

Las Vegas Aviators® host El Paso Chihuahuas in six-game homestand from Thursday-Tuesday, July 15-20

July 13, 2021

(Las Vegas, NV) – July 13, 2021 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will host the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, in the opener of a six-game homestand

Las Vegas Aviators® outfielder Cody Thomas named Triple-A West Player of the Week (July 5-11)

July 12, 2021

(Las Vegas, NV) - July 12, 2021 - The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, today announced that outfielder Cody Thomas was named the Triple-A West Player of the Week (July 5-11). Thomas joins infielder

Daulton Jefferies: A profile in perseverance

Aviators pitcher possesses an electric arm, impeccable control and a Ph.D. in overcoming adversity
July 7, 2021

Daulton Jefferies stepped back from the pitching rubber, removed his cap and wiped his brow. Facing the Tacoma Rainiers in the top of the third inning on a sweltering Father’s Day Sunday at Las Vegas Ballpark, the No. 1 right-handed pitching prospect of the Oakland A’s was feeling the heat

Aviators topple Sacramento 14-9 for third straight win

Carlos Pérez goes 5-for-5 with a homer and four RBI, pacing 18-hit attack as Las Vegas secures split of six-game series against the River Cats
July 7, 2021

At about 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Las Vegas Ballpark, the Aviators were staring down the barrel at their eighth loss in their previous nine games …their sixth loss in a row … and an 0-4 start to a homestand against the Sacramento River Cats. At that moment, the Aviators trailed

Aviators stun Sacramento 4-3 on Cody Thomas’ walk-off HR

Outfielder crushes two-run blast with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to give Las Vegas its second straight walk-off victory
July 6, 2021

For the second time in a little more than 24 hours, Cody Thomas came up to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night with the Aviators needing a big hit to stay alive against the Sacramento River Cats at Las Vegas Ballpark. And for the second time,

Aviators rally for wild 15-14 walk-off victory over Sacramento

Las Vegas scores three runs the bottom of the ninth inning, then one in the 10th to stun River Cats and halt five-game losing streak
July 5, 2021

It took 10 innings. It took 4½ hours. And it took 15 runs, 13 hits, 15 walks, six pitchers and numerous rallies, including an improbable one in the bottom of the ninth. But the Aviators finally found a way to get back in the victory column Sunday, winning one of

Aviators blow big early lead, lose fifth in a row

Las Vegas squanders 5-0 advantage, falls 14-8 to Sacramento
July 4, 2021

After four consecutive lackluster offensive performances — which greatly contributed to four consecutive defeats — the Aviators finally came out swinging (and connecting) against the Sacramento River Cats on Saturday at Las Vegas Ballpark. Not only did Las Vegas treat a season-high crowd of 10,190 to five unanswered runs in

Sacramento deals Aviators fourth straight loss, 12-3

River Cats erupt for seven runs in the first inning, blow out Las Vegas for second straight night
July 3, 2021

Long before the first rocket shot skyward to kick off Friday’s postgame fireworks extravaganza at Las Vegas Ballpark, a festive crowd of 8,416 was treated to a bunch of on-field fireworks. Unfortunately for those fans, it was the visiting Sacramento River Cats — not the Aviators — who put on

Aviators outfielder Cody Thomas Named Triple-A West June Player of the Month

July 2, 2021

New York, NY, July 2, 2021 — Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced the Player and Pitcher of the Month Award winners for June in each of the 11 leagues in Major League Baseball’s player development system Triple-A East Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals)\ first baseman Ryan O’Hearn** batted .385 in

Aviators’ offensive slump continues in 10-2 loss to Sacramento

Las Vegas suffers third straight defeat after producing just two singles in the opener of a six-game series against the River Cats
July 2, 2021

There’s one universal truth that applies to all levels of baseball — from Little League all the way to the big leagues: Any team that loses its regular cleanup hitter is bound to suffer a decline in offensive output. And when that cleanup hitter also happens to be the team’s

Aviators’ hitters sizzling at Las Vegas Ballpark this season

Entering six-game series vs. Sacramento, Las Vegas is batting .306 and averaging 8 runs per game at home
July 1, 2021

The Las Vegas Aviators’ debut season at Las Vegas Ballpark in 2019 was magical in so many ways. The team hit a franchise-record 250 home runs, welcomed a franchise-record 650,934 fans (more than any other team in Minor League Baseball that season), rallied to win a division title and boasted

Las Vegas Aviators® host Sacramento in six-game homestand from July 1-6; Fireworks shows on Friday-Saturday, July 2-3!

June 29, 2021

(Las Vegas, NV) – June 29, 2021 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will host the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in the opener of a six-game homestand

Aviators cap homestand with third straight blowout win over Tacoma

Las Vegas hammers five more home runs, including two from center fielder Cody Thomas
June 23, 2021

Say this much about the 2021 Las Vegas Aviators: They may get knocked down from time to time, but don’t think for a second that you’re going to knock them out. That much was proven over a 72-hour stretch this week, when the Aviators answered a six-game losing skid with

Machín, Schwindel each belt two HRs, Aviators crush Tacoma 15-6

Las Vegas bangs out a season-high 20 hits, including five HRs, and starting pitcher Brian Howard delivers six strong innings as Aviators pick up second straight win
June 22, 2021

With winds in excess of 20 mph gusting out to right field at Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday night, it was a pretty safe bet that the Aviators would hit a home run for the 16th consecutive game. They did just that — and then some. One day after clubbing

Aviators smack three HRs in 14-3 blowout of Tacoma

Jacob Wilson, Nate Mondou and Cody Thomas go deep to help Las Vegas snap six-game losing skid
June 20, 2021

After going more than a week without tasting the fruits of victory, the Aviators took the field Sunday starving for a win. And they couldn’t have cared less how they got it: sloppy, lucky, squeaker, blowout, come-from-behind — it didn’t matter. The fact they got that long-overdue win with one