It was 12 years ago that the Huskies brought Lansing it's first American Legion Zone Championship. Apparently old habits die hard as three former Huskies combined to help the Lansing Baseball Alumi beat the Lansing Reds 6-1 this past Saturday in the 6th Annual Jake Walkup Tribute Game. Eric Delich, Tom Kohl and Phillip Smith went a combined 7-9 and scored five of the teams six runs. Leading the way was Delich, who went 3-3 and drove in two runs. They were the bulk of the offensive attack, with only Casey Worrell getting a hit off Reds pitchers Brett Dare and Avery Fliger. Dare went the first four innings, giving up three runs on five hits with one strikeout. Fliger went the last three innings, striking out three. The game got out of hand in the 6th when the Alumni scored three runs on a combination of base hits and passed balls. Marc Spellman pitched the first five innings for the Alumni, giving up one hit, to Dare, and striking out 11. Dare finished the game 2-3. 2013 Lansing graduate Jake Patton pitched the last two innings, giving up one run and a base hit to Fliger. Thanks to a raffle and silent auction the event earned $1,100 for the Jake Walkup Scholarship Fund. $25.00 of that amount came courtesy of Marc Spellman's arm when he answered a fan challange to strike out the side in the second inning. Also for the first time all of the commemerative T-shirts, provided by the Lansing SONIC, sold out. "This is by far the best turn out we've had since this game began," said Alumni Coach and game organizer Michael Smith. "What is amazing are the various people and organizations that helped provide raffle and auction items." Prizes included tickets to the Kansas City Royals and T-Bones, autographed sports items from Adidas, and a prize pack for the popular baseball movie "The Sandlot." "I had a chance to interview David Mickey Evans, the writer/director of "The Sandlot" a few months ago," Smith said. "I mentioned how popular his film is among youth baseball players. When I mentioned the "Jake" game he jumped at the chance to donate."