The Lafayette Aviators took control late on their way to a 7-1 win over the  Hannibal Hoots at Clemens Field Wednesday night.

The visitors opened the scoring with two in the fourth on a walk, a double, an error and a force out.

Hannibal's only run of the night came in the fifth, when right fielder Aaron Goecks reached on an infield hit, went to third on a throwing error and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of catcher Sam Nozicka.

Then, the Aviators scored a run in the sixth, one more in the eighth and put the game away with three in the ninth on two RBI doubles and a sacrifice fly.

Hoots' starting pitcher Dylan Dodd took the loss.

The loss drops Hannibal to 4-9, while Lafayette improves to 3-10.

The Quincy Gems are at Clemens Field Thursday night at 6:35 p.m.

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