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LOL Alumni Honored in West Bend

The West Bend Baseball Association inducted its Diamond of Honor Wall of Fame Class of 2012 on February 9. Included in the class are notable LOL alumni, starting with former Northern Division commissioner Jake Oehlafen, who served for 40 years. Oelhafen, along with fellow inductees Bill Albrecht, Don Gumm and Mitch Knox are all members of the LOL Hall of Fame. Joining them was Greg Wilcox.

LOL HOF Class of 2014

Congratulations to the newly inducted members of the Land O' Lakes Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Chris Stadler of Thiensville-Mequon, Dave Wnuk of Lannon, Dr. John Dzurak of Brookfield Lakers, Mark Kaul of Waterford, Jon Stillman of North Prairie and Lester Mayer of Port Washington (League Meritorious award). The Ray Klink President's Award winner is Glen Nettesheim of Pewaukee

Past Winners of LOL League Meritorious Award

* indicates deceased

1992 - *Lenny Ullsperger, Sr., Menomonee Falls
1993 - *Don 'Windy' Jensen, Oconomowoc
1994 - *Walter O' Malley, Brookfield
1995 - *Fritz Kriedler, Waukesha
1996 - *Carl Gallo, Brookfield
1997 - *Eugene Zimmerman, Sullivan
1998 - *Earl Miller, Waukesha
1999 - Erine Audley, Merton
2000 - Earl Eppler, Ixonia
2001 - *Bob Jones, Sussex
2002 - Jim Dibb, Hartland
2003 - Stanley Reimer, Lannon
2004 - Wayne Hamilton, New Berlin
2005 - *John Nelson, Palmyra
2006 - Gary Mastalir, Monches
2007 - Paul Eckert, Oconomowoc
2008 - David Dieball, Monches
2009 - Dick Imrie, Burlington
2010 - Roger Behling, Cedarburg
2011 - John Engel, Hartland
2012 - Ray Sykes, Butler
2013 - Joe Donovan, North Lake
2014 - Lester Mayer Jr, Port Washington

Past Winners of LOL Ray Klink President's Award

* indicates deceased

1998 - Earl Stapleton
1999 - Harry Harmann
2000 - *Bill Audley
2001 - Joan Groth
2002 - James Peterson
2003 - Marv Senfleben
2004 - Harold and Pat Hoffman
2005 - Ken LeRoy
2006 - *Ted Mallow
2007 - Ray Fecteau
2008 - Jim Kertscher
2009 - Tom Fischer, Sr.
2010 - JIm Dibb
2011 - Jim & Linda Bloedow
2012 - Bill Majeskie
2013 - Chuck Delsman
2014 - *Glenn Nettesheim

LOL Hall of Fame Roster (by team)

* indicated deceased

BARTON - *Ray Mertzig (1987)

BIG BEND - *Jim Clark (1966), *Jack Mamerow (1981), *Bill Schrank (1969), Ralph Titus (1966)

BROOKFIELD - Jeff Albrecht (2006), Dave Berka (2011), *Elmer Cardo (1970), Dave Duchateau (2003), Jon Dzurak (2014), *Carl Gallo (1996), John Globig (2005), Bill Goral (2013), Tom Goral (2012), *Larry Hartwig (1988), Bill Majeskie (2000), *George Majeskie (1984), *Walter O'Malley (1994), Jim Pease (2017), Jack Simons (2007)

BURLINGTON - Dick Imrie (2009)

BUTLER - Jamey Oberbrunner (2008), Randy Schlotter (2015), Raymond S Sykes (2012), Richard Sykes (2004)

CEDARBURG - *Leroy Behling (1983), Roger Behling (2010), Jim Decker (2009), Jake Dickmann (2004), *Dennis Haas (2005, posthumously), Al Vey (1998)

DELAFIELD - *Ed 'Muggs' Bloor (1962), *Art Enters (1968), *Bob Enters (1966)

DOUSMAN - Bob Gartzke (2008), *Robert Jeffery (1981), *Lyle Lurvey (1975), Bill Maule (1994), Bill Owens (1989), Kevin Owens (2000), Steve Pease (2011), John Pugh (1978), Dave Stewart (2006), Dave Williams (2003), Larry Williams Sr. (1992)

EAST TROY (Tri Troy) - Mike Olsen (2005), Jim Steffens (1984), *Gilbert Tess (1963),  Jim Wenzel (1986), Tim Wenzel (2015), *Wally Wiese (1998)

FARMINGTON - Chuck Kiupelis (2010), Dennis Roth (1991)

GENESEE - Tim Baron (2011), Dick Bloom (1983), Jim Fleming (2004), *Ben Kuehl (1964), *Bill Pronold (1990), Ed Sayles (1996), Bill Toshner (2012), Bob Wachendorf (2007)

GRAFTON - Dennis Goecke (2007), Rich Goldberg (1970), Pat McFarlin (1991), Mike Riebe (2005), Bill Tschanz (1994)

GRANVILLE - *Otto Gerschke (1962), *Art Mesenbrink (1970), *Bob Petzold (1966), *Erv Schmit (1967), Jack Stoviak (1995)

HARTFORD - *Barney Basler (1963), *Don 'Moose' Kenealy (1980), *Irv LaBuwi (1976), *Bob Monroe (1974), *Al Rudersdorf (1965), *John Shinners (1970), Jerry Portz (1971), *Elmer Vogelsang (1967), *Gerald 'Jiggs' Wenzel (1978)

HARTLAND - *Jim Adrian (1964), Joe Cull (2001), *Jim Dibb (2002), Ken Dinnauer (1992), *Doug Donovan (1953), *Roger Donovan (1982), John M Engel (2011), *James Faust (1965), *Francis Klink Jr. (1989), Don Luko (1977), *Ted Mallow (1983), *Don McDonald (1951), Todd Morris (2013), *Will Parry (1971), *Bill Pfeiffer (1978), *Bruce Pfeiffer (1997), *Del 'Sheeney' Reimer (1976), John Struck (1988), *A Rip Van Buren (1995), Paul Vanden Heuvel (2015), *Terry Weber (2003)

HUSTISFORD - *Herb Jeche (1964)

IXONIA - Earl Eppler (2000)

KEWASKUM - Kilian Honeck Jr. (1986), *Harold Marx (1975), *Wayland Tessar (1988)

LANNON - Jim Barwick (2016), Gary 'Rocky' Blaschke (2009), *Erv Cullen (1967), *Shupe DeCristofaro (1968), Bill Dolphin (2002), *Rudy Dubnicka (1996), *Stan Dubnicka (1973), Dick Gruetzmacher (1989), *Wilbert 'Red' Hackbarth (1982), *Barney Joecks (1971), Bruce Mayer (2016), *Erv Miller (1953), *Lester 'Buck' Reimer (1986), Mike Reimer (1976), *Ralph 'Bod' Reimer (1975), Stanley Reimer (2003), *Ben Rinzel (1971), *Harvey Rossman (1964), Don Schmidt (1971), *Harold Schramm (1969), Jim Smith (1980), Dave Wnuk (2014), *Richard Wnuk (1999)

MENOMONEE FALLS - *Ed Amend (1971), Dick Czernicki (1991), Greg Ebbert (2016), John Jajtner (2001), *Bill Johnston (1967), *Ben Minten (1975), *Al 'Tubby' Rott (1962), *Jac Rott (1980), John Rott (1975), Ken Schaetzal (1993), *Francis Schmit (1979), *Ardell Schneider (1988), *Harold Schramm (1969), *Lenny Ullsperger (1992), Terry Ullsperger (1998)

MEQUON (Thiensville-Mequon) - *Earl Gengler Sr. (1970), *Ken Gengler (1976), Robert Gruenewald (1985), Ray Maderich (1992), *Erv Radke (1968), *Don Rennicke (1976), *Werner Rennicke (1963), *Chris Schroeder (2001), Chris Stadler (2014)

MERTON - Ernie Audley (1999), John Audley (2006), *Jack Murphy (1997), *Dave Weber (1986), *Gene Weber (1977), James M Weber (1990), *Martin Weber Jr. (1973), Otto Wiesjahn (2009)

MONCHES - Clarence Barnett (1979), *Moke Coffey (1965), David Dieball (2008), *Rudy Janichek (1980), *Don 'Moose' Kenealy (1980), Gary Mastalir (2006), Tim O'Driscoll (1991), *Weber, Gene (1977), *Bob Whelan (1974)

MUKWONAGO - Jeff Dickert (1999), Steve Douglas (2002), Mike Hausen (2006), Rick Seidel (2013), Ron Seidel (1995), John Silbernagel (1997)

MUSKEGO - Al Larsen (1997)

NEW BERLIN - Kevin Delimat (2010), Jim Enlund (2016), Jeff Ernst (2017), Wayne Hamilton (2004), Larry Schmidt (1996)

NORTH LAKE - Joe Donovan (2013), *Ken Gilbertson (1991), *Jim Klink (1996), *Pat Klink (1999), *Ray Klink (1979), Doug Krueger (2012), John Krueger (2010), *George Miller (1995), Pat Smith (1984), *Don 'Spitz' Stapleton (1972), *Earl Stapleton (1962), *Lloyd Stapleton (1955), *Neil Stapleton (1967), *Pete Stapleton (1999), Terry Stapleton (2002), *Woodrow Stapleton (1974), *Frank Wirth (2001)

NORTH PRAIRIE - Russ Belling (2013), Bill Kuhtz (2001), Tom Plechaty (2017), Bill Smart (1988), Jon Stillman (2014), Dave Weber (2017)

OCONOMOWOC - Ron Athas (1998), *Marty Barker (1987), Gary Bender (2000), *Bill Blunck (1970), Paul Eckert (2007), *Don 'Windy' Jensen (1993), *Harvey Johns (1978), *Marvin Kieck (1972), Pat Leslie (2009), Jeff Roth (2007), Dave Schlosser (2005), *Joe Spicuzza (1968), *Les Winger (1982)

PALMYRA - *Ira Adsit (1985), *Bill Betenz (1970), *Herb Ginner (1993), *John Nelson (2005)

PEWAUKEE - Jerry Bailey (2008), Bill Beno (2011), *Chuck Bergles (1978), *Fred Bergles (1962), *Russell Bergles (1981), Mike Biagioli (2010), Jim Bloedow (2004), *Clem Brandt (1985), *Ralph Cunderman (1977), Bob Groth (1987), Al 'Stork' Hansen (2004), Charles Kaatz (1994), *Frances 'Lefty' O'Neill (1975), *Lloyd 'Frosty' Stevens (1998)

PLAT - *Walter Kiley (1951)

PLYMOUTH - *Arnold 'Ozzie' Pick (2000)

PORT WASHINGTON - Roland 'Rollie' Kitt (2011), Lester Mayer Jr. (2014), Don Pruefer (2002), Richard Schuknecht (1999)

ROME - Kyle Anderson (2016), Warren Highbie (1982), Kent Hoffman (2000), *Allen Ley (1987), Dennis Linse (2009), *Mike Trebitowski (1980)

SAUKVILLE - Darrell Bruggink (2015), *Fred Dickmann Jr. (1982), Jack Hespe (1996), Lee Johnson (2006), Bill McGaw Jr. (1993), *Jake Mueller (1984)

SLINGER - *Herb Baehring (1966), *Ray Buch (1971), *Jac Oelhafen (1955)

SULLIVAN - *Harley Hayes (1973), Ed Miller (2015), *Eugene Zimmerman (1997)

SUSSEX - Bill Evert (2007), *Roy Evert (1977), Jim Gasper (2012), *Virgil 'Butch' Hart (1980), *Bob Jones (2001), *Bill Kallio (2008), Tom Konkol (2003), Neil Reimer (2015), Jim 'Chip' Sermon (2017), *Doug Tetzlaff (1990), *Jerry Tetzlaff (1981)

WATERFORD - Mark Kaul (2014), Matt Kaul (2016)

WAUKESHA (includes Dales) - George Adler (1969), *Charles Dempsey (1968), Jack Egan (1979), *Allan Elger (1974), Don Gozzola (1994), *Loren Graser (1979), Tom Handford (1993), Roger Heilert (1989), *Spence Klatt (1974), *Jim Knoebel (1965), *Fritz Kriedler (1995), *Jitts Lawrence (1992), *Joe Long (1954), *Ormin Luehmann (1990), *Earl Miller (1998), Glenn Moerschel (1987), *Bob Muckler (1962), *Lyman Pitsch (1985), *Art Robel (1966), George Schmoller (1983), Harvey 'Bud' Schram (1981), *Carl Schweder (1965), *Gene Shields (1973), *Earl Wolfe (1985)

WEST BEND - Bill Albrecht (2010), Tom Fischer Sr. (1995), Don Gumm (1990), *Irv Holzhueter (1986), John Jazak (2002), Bob Kissinger (2008), Mitch Knox (2012), *Willie Mueller Sr (1997), *Charles Palt (1968), Ilo Rauscher (2003), Travis Thull (2013), Darrell Washburn (2017), *Marvin Zarling (1989)

LOL HOF Class of 2013

Congratulations to the LOL Hall of Fame Class of 2013: Travis Thull, West Bend Company/7-Up; Rick Seidel, Mukwonago; Russ Belling, Waukesha/North Prairie; Bill Goral, Brookfield Lakers; Todd Morris, Hartland/North Lake; and Joe Donovan, recipient of the League Meritorious Award. This year's recipient of the Ray Klink President'a Award is Chuck Delsman, sports editor at the Lake Country Reporter (Hartland).

The LOL Old Timers Association web site lists the Hall of Fame roster along with other news of the association.

Membership in th LOL Old Timers Association is a great way to show your support of Land O' Lakes baseball. Annual dues are $8, with one of the benefits being coupons for discounted tickets to Milwaukee Brewers games. To become a member, or to renew your current membership, please send your name and address and a check for $8 per individual membership payable to the LOL Old Timers Association to Bob Groth, PO Box 125, Pewaukee WI 53072.

LOL HOF Class of 2012

Congratulations go out to the LOL Hall of Fame Class of 2012. They will be inducted on Wednesday June 27 in Waukesha. Members of the LOL Hall of Fame Class of 2012 include

Mitch Knox - West Bend Lithias
Bill Toshner - Genesee Twins
Jim Gasper - Sussex Cardinals
Doug Krueger - North Lake Lakers
Tom Goral - Brookfield Lakers

The Ray Klink President's Award recipient is Bill Majeskie of Brookfield.
The League Meritorious Award will go to Ray Sykes of Butler.

LOL Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Congratulations to the Land O' Lakes Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 inductees. They include Dave Berka of Brookfield, Bill Beno of Pewaukee, Tim Baron of Genessee, Steve Pease of Dousman, John Engel of Hartland and Rollie Kitt of Port Washington. Receiving the Ray Klink President's Award will be Jim and Linda Bloedow of Pewaukee.

2010 LOL HOF Class of 2010

Front - John Krueger, Bill Albrecht, Kevin Delimat
Back - Jim Dibb, Mike Biagioli, Chuck Kiupelis, Roger Behling

John Krueger, North Lake (Western Division)
- 17 year career ending in 1987
- Two-time home run champion (1969, 1972)
- 11-time all-star
- Three-time batting champion
- Hit four grand slam home runs; hit a home run in each Western Division park
- Final at bat was a home run
- Primarily an infielder
- Lifetime batting average of .300

William R. Albrecht, Barton and West Bend Company (Northern Division)
- 19 year career ending in 2003
- 1984 Rookie of the Year for Barton with .484 average
- 10-time All League Northern Divison
- Two-time Northern Division MVP (1990 & 1996)
- Nine-time all-star, including game MVP three times (1989, 1995, 1996)
- 1997 home run champion
- 1990 batting champion (.469)
- Career batting average over .400
- Excellent defensive player who played multiple positions and pitched
- Participated in eight LOL grand championships, winning in 2000 and 2001
- Current varsity baseball coach at West Bend West High School, winning 2007 summer championship and WBCA state coach of the year

Kevin Delimat, New Berlin Lakers (Eastern Division)
- Primarily a center fielder
- Seven year career ending in 1981
- LOL career began at age 17
- College graduate of New Mexico State
- Three-time home run champion (1979 to 1981)
- In 1980, led Eastern Division in runs, hits, home runs, doubles, runs batted in
- Career batting average of .300
- Four-time all-star
- Eastern Division most valuable player in 1980
- Member of New Berlin grand championship team in 1977
- Promising pro prospect until knee injury

Michael Biagioli, Pewaukee (Western Division)
- 23 year career ending in 1995
- 1977 career highlights: Batting champion (.400) and MVP
- Seven-time Western Division all-star team
- Career batting average of .339, including 15 home runs
- Pitching career record of 41-26
- Part of two first-place division titles with Pewaukee (1976, 1977)
- Pewaukee manager in 1983 and 1984
- Began to umpire games in 1997
- Two-time winner of the Lloyd Dueball Umpires Award (1999, 2001)
- Involved in Pewaukee Youth Baseball as coach and past-president

Chuck E. Kiupelis, Farmington (Southwestern Division)
- 10 year career ending in 1981
- Two-time home run champion
- Nine-time all-star, including MVP once
- Southwest batting champ in 1977
- Career batting average over .300
- Part of three Southwest division championship teams (1973, 1977, 1978)
- Primarily third baseman and infield

Roger Behling - 2010 LOL League Meritorious Award Recipient

- Playing career began in 1959 when father Leroy (Kid) was Cedarburg Mercs manager, winning four division titles
- Began 29 career as Mercs manager in 1970. Highlights include LOL grand championships in 1997 and 2008
- City of Cedarburg named baseball field at Cedar Creek Park after Behling family in 2000
- Mercs managed by a 'Behling' for over 50 years
- Current Mercs general manager
- Father Leroy inducted into LOL hall of fame in 1983

Jim Dibb - 2010 LOL President's Award Recipient

- 13 year career as shortstop for Merton Amvets
- Lifetime batting average over .330
- Managed Hartland Little League baseball team for 24 years
- Inaugural organizer and committee member of the LOL Old Timers Association Golf Outing
- Six sons and grandsons played LOL baseball, including Chad Dibb, current Hartland manager

LOL HOF Class of 2009

Seated (L - R) are Dennis Linse, Dick Imrie and Jim Decker. Standing (L - R) are Tom Fischer Sr, Pat Leslie, Gary 'Rocky' Blaschke and Otto Wiesjahn. (photo courtesy of Greg Ebbert)

Dennis M Linse, Rome (Southwestern Division)
- played 18 seasons (1975 to 1993) as SS, P, 2B
- 4-time All Star and SW MVP and Batting Champion (.485) in 1985
- Rome's MVP in 1993
- Lifetime batting average of .342
-Assisted in concession stand, diamond preparation and announcing of games
- Continued to support Rome after playing career
- Brothers Doug and Todd alsp played for Rome

James L Decker, Cedarburg (Northern Division)
- played 15 seasons (1982 to 2002) with both Port Washington and Cedarburg
- Career batting average of .410, three years over .500
- 12-time all star and 9-time all-league team
- 3-time Northern Division batting champion (best avg. .534)
- 3-time Northern Division most valuable player
- 1996 Northern home run champion with 9 (hit 39 for career)
- Member of four first place division teams and one grand championship team (Cedarburg, 1997)
- Served Mercs as assistant manager (1995 to 2001)

Pat J Leslie, Oconomowoc (Western Division)
- played 13 seasons (1975 to 1987) as primarily a second baseman, including first game at age 15 with Oconomowoc Gennermans
- 4-time All Star (1981 to 1985)
- All-district player (1980, 81, 82) in the NBC Wisconsin state tournament
- Member of three grand championship teams from 1978 to 1981
- Member of eight first place teams between 1978 and 1985
- 3-time NBC district champion between 1979 and 1982
- Member of three SWABA tournament championship teams (1983, 84, 85)
- Member of Ashippun Mudcats (Rock River) between 1987 and 1992
- Player-manager in 1991

Gary 'Rocky' Blaschke, Lannon (Eastern Division)
- played nine seasons between 1966 and 1988, seven with Lannon and two with Brookfield
- 2-time Eastern Division home run champion (1970, 72)
- Eastern Division RBI leader in 1970 (21)
- Played on four first place teams (1969 to 1972)
- Played on three grand championship teams
- Played in three state tournaments
- Batting average over .300 for seven consecutive years (1966 to 1972)

Otto L Wiesjahn, Merton (Western Division)
- played 15 seasons (1955 to 1969)
- Primarily a shortstop but has played all positions
- Played on four first place teams (Merton - 1956 and 1957; Hartland - 1967 and 1968)
- Invited to Milwaukee Braves tryout in 1957
- Played with five other Merton LOL Hall of Fame players
- Annual batting average at least .325
- Good double play partner with Ernie Audley
- Member of LOL Old Timers Golf Committee past eight years

Dick Imrie - 2009 LOL League Meritorious Award

- current Southwest Division commissioner since 1992
- current co-vice president of LOL Board of Directors
- Player and/or manager for Burlington Merchants between 1958 and 1987
- Umpire in Southwest Division 1989 to 1994
- Managed American Legion Post 79 team for 17 seasons.
- President of Burlington Baseball 2000 Inc.
- President of Burlington American Legion Baseball
- State director of Wisconsin American Legion baseball
- 52 years of service to baseball.

Tom Fischer Sr, - 2009 LOL President's Award Winner

- Playing career started with West Bend Lithia in 1961
- Elected to LOL Hall of Fame in 1995
- Member of LOL Old Timers Association Board of Directors since 2002
- LOL Old Timers Golf Outing committee member
- Still assists with Legion, little league, senior league, Kettle Moraine Lutheran teams and West Bend Seven Up teams