The current Muskies (from hear on out referred to as the Muskies or Lakeland) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first behind a sacrifice fly from Mike Gappa. Gappa drove in Mike Bachar who reached on a single.
The Muskies added four more in the third on four hits, an error and another sacrifice fly, this time by Matt Andrews. Bachar, Shane Hansen and Gappa had singles, while Josh Henschel added a double.
As the Muskie pitchers continued to shut down the Alumni, Lakeland added two more in the fourth inning on a hit-by-pitch, two Alumni errors, another single by Henshel and yet another sacrifice fly.
The Alumni also got on the board in the fourth inning when Brian Bengtson ('00) reached on a single and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Rick Meyer ('87).
Lakeland iced the game in the sixth with four more runs. Jon Aerts was the big hitter with a three-run triple that scored Bachar, Hansen and Gappa who had reached on a walk, error, and single respectively.
The Muskies added two more in the seventh and one in the eighth for the final margin.
The Alumni added two in the top of the ninth on a walk, a hit, and two Lakeland errors.
Overall the Muskies scored their 14 runs on 14 hits and 4 walks, while taking advantage of 5 Alumni errors. The Alumni had 3 runs on 6 hits, while walking 5 times. The Muskies had just the two errors in the ninth and the nine Muskie pitchers managed to strike out the Alumni 13 times.
Numerous Alumni made it back for the game. The oldest Alumni was Meyer from the class of '87, while several Alumni made it back from the class of 2003. Bengtson and Meyer had 2 hits for the Alumni while Tadd Russell ('03) smashed a double.
The Muskies have now won 5 straight Alumni games with their last loss coming in 1998. Next year the Alumni game is expected to take place in September to take advantage of better weather.