Last Updated: June 22, 2017
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In Memory Of Our League's Founder

The above memorial located at Firemen's Park in Merton is in memory of the founders of the Land O' Lakes Baseball League and Land O' Lakes Old Timers Association, Martin C Weber Sr. and his son, Martin Jr. (photo courtesy of Ellen Sizer, granddaughter of Martin Weber Sr.)

Southwest Scores - June 17-18, 2017

East Troy 9, Merton 5
Racine 4, Genesee 0
Burlington 18, Merton 1
Dousman 12-13, Ixonia 3-3
East Troy 14, Helenville 0
Genesee 4, Rome 0

Current Standings
South - Waterford 4-0, Racine 3-0, East Troy 4-2, Burlington 3-2, Genesee 2-4
North - Dousman 6-0, Rome 5-3, Merton 3-3, Ixonia 2-7, Helenville 0-8

LOL Hall of Fame Reservation Deadline This Saturday

The reservation deadline for tickets to the 2017 induction banquet for the Land O' Lakes Hall of Fame is this Saturday, June 24.

The banquet is at the Thirsty Duck (formerly the Boneyard Grille) in Sussex on Wednesday June 28. Social hour starts at 530pm. Dinner is at 630pm, with ceremonies following.

To order tickets, please send a check for $20 for each ticket desired (payable to LOL Old Timers Association) to Bob Groth, PO Box 125, Pewaukee WI 53072.

Renewal memberships to the LOL Old Timers Association are also being accepted. The annual membership fee of $8 includes coupons good for discounted tickets to several Milwaukee Brewers games. Membership checks also get sent to Bob Groth. If ordering banquet tickets and memberships together, payments can be combined on one check.

Land O' Lakes Hall of Fame - Class of 2017

Eastern Division - Jeff Ernst. Jeff played for New Berlin for 18 years as an outfielder and was a member of New Berlin's 1977 grand championship team.

Eastern Division - Jim Pease. A catcher, Jim played 22 years with Dousman, Palmyra, Genesee, Butler and the Brookfield Blue Sox. He won grand championship with Genesee in 1994 and the Blue Sox in 2005. Jim was the Southwest most valuable player, batting champion and home run champion in 1994.

Northern Division - Darrell Washburn. The current varsity coach at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Darrell pitched for West Bend 7Up for 12 years and managed the team for eight. He was the Northern Division most valuable pitcher in 2001 and has 105 career LOL pitching wins.

Southwestern Division - Dave Weber. Dave was a pitcher and infielder for North Prairie, though he also spent time with Menomonee Falls, Waukesha and Lannon. He won a batting title and was a most valuable pitcher for the Southwest.

Western Division - Jim (Chip) Semrow. Jim played shortstop for Sussex for 14 years and was a member of Sussex's 1973 grand championship team.Southwestern Division - Dave Weber. Dave was a pitcher and infielder for North Prairie, though he also spent time with Menomonee Falls, Waukesha and Lannon. He won a batting title and was a most valuable pitcher for the Southwest.

League Meritorious Selection - Tom Plechaty was involved with North Prairie for 27 years. He was a five-time all-star as a catcher and selected Southwest manager of the year three times. He served as North Prairie's general manager from 2003 to 2008.

Ray Klink President's Award - The award is named in honor of the past president of the LOL Old Timers Association. This year's winner, Dick Bloom, is retiring as the board's vice-president after a nearly 40 year career on the board. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983, Bloom was a pitcher for Genesee and also managed the team for 15 seasons.

Southwest Hitting Leaders Through June 11

 

Division Leaders

Plate Appearances > 15

6/11/2017

Player

Team

Batting Average

1

Roeker, Tyler

Merton

0.627

2

Lenti, Andrew

Helenville

0.625

3

Amelunk, Gunner

Dousman

0.467

4

Douglas, Dan

East Troy

0.444

5

Price, Chris

Merton

0.440

6

Terrian, Tyler

Waterford

0.429

7

Linse, Aaaron

Rome

0.421

8

Kehl, Ryan

East Troy

0.412

9

Friend, Dylan

Burlington

0.412

10

Sturdevant, Bryan

Burlington

0.400

11

Palm, Casey

Helenville

0.400

12

Tess, Jory

East Troy

0.389

13

Elliott, Chris

Genesee

0.385

14

Wenzel, Ryan

Rome

0.381

Home Run Leaders

Team

# of HRs

Gallo, Ben

Rome

3

Mutter, Andrew

Burlington

2

 

Division Leaders AB > 10 5/28/2017
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Division Leaders AB > 5 5/21/2017
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2017 SWABA Tournament Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Southern Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Association (SWABA) tournament. SWABA conducts two tournaments each summer: a Class A tournament for teams with a primary league record over .500, and a Class B tournament for teams whose league record the previous year was .500 or less. New teams in their first year will be placed in the Class B tournament. LOL is one of many leagues whose teams are eligible to participate.
 
The entry fee to participate in the tournament is $200, of which $100 is refundable to a team that appears and plays in all assigned tournament games. Based on an eight-team tournament, prize money ranges from $650 to the champion to $250 for fourth place.
 
SWABA tournament are wood bat tournaments where the designated hitter is used, but not the re-entry rule. Teams use their primary league roster but can add one pitcher from your league who is not playing with any other tournament team. Tournament games are either seven innings or a time limit of 1:55.
 
For more information on SWABA or to enter the tournament, please contact Carl Schwarze at (920) 261-6314 or pconq@hotmail.com. Information is also available at the following Link. http://www.rockriverbaseball.c om/page/SWABA#.WRpE4VjImdM.ema il

LOL Code of Conduct

The Land O' Lakes Baseball League requires its players, managers, coaches and spectators to exercise good sportsmanship during and after all LOL events. Please support the players and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racist, sexist or ethnic comments and/or other intimidating actions directed at officials, coaches, team representative or players is not tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition, barring from all LOL events and/or possible police action. The LOL thanks you in advance for your cooperation.

LOL Requires Signed Waivers To Play

The LOL requires all players and managers to sign a waiver of liability release prior to participating in their first game. A copy of the waiver can be downloaded by clicking on handouts in the left-hand column, then clicking on LOL Player Waiver. Division commissioners manage completed waiver forms in their divisions.

BBCOR Certification Required For LOL Bats

LOL teams and players are reminded that the LOL bylaws allow only wood or wood composite bats. Any new composite bat must be BBCOR certitifed for use in an LOL game.

Player Registration, Forms Online

Basic LOL forms are available for download, including player registration cards and liability waiver forms. Please click on the handouts link in the left hand column. A list of downloadable files will come up. Click on the form desired. All forms are in Word format.

Calendar Events Sought

At the bottom of the home page, a calendar listing of events related to Land O' Lakes baseball will appear. To have your event appear on the calendar, please email the details to the webmaster through the link in the left-hand column.

Please include in the details the name of the event, date, time and location. Include a few details about the event and a contact name and phone number in the event a site visitor has any questions. Thank you.

Interested in Playing LOL Baseball?

The Land O' Lakes Baseball League has been around for 95 years to provide players in local communities in southeastern Wisconsin the chance to play baseball. Eligibility to play on a particular team is based on a player's residence.

Teams are always looking for new players. There are no age limits, however, players under age 18 require signed parental permission prior to playing in their first game. Also, high school age players are not eligible for LOL play for a particular year until their high school's baseball season is over.

If you are interested in playing LOL baseball, use the email link in the left-hand column to email the webmaster with your name, address and phone number. The webmaster will put you in contact with teams in your area.

Upcoming Games

Sunday, Jun 25
2017 Southwest (North Group)
Racine Kiwanis @ Merton Amvets12:00pmMerton - Firemen's Park
Rome Raiders @ Helenville Rebels1:00pmHelenville - Fireman's Park
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Dousman Frogs @ Burlington Barons12:00pmBurlington - Beaumont Field
Ixonia Snappers @ East Troy Express12:00pmEast Troy - Amusement Park
Waterford Rivermen @ Genesee Rebels12:00pmGenesee - Butler Park
Wednesday, Jun 28
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Dousman Frogs @ Racine Kiwanis7:00pmRacine - Horlick Field
Thursday, Jun 29
2017 Southwest Non-League
Monches Irish @ Rome Raiders6:00pmRome - Rome Park
Sunday, Jul 2
2017 Southwest (North Group)
Genesee Rebels @ Dousman Frogs12:00pmDousman - Cory Park
Waterford Rivermen @ Ixonia Snappers12:00pmIxonia - Ixonia Park
Burlington Barons @ Helenville Rebels1:00pmHelenville - Fireman's Park
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Rome Raiders @ Racine Kiwanis12:00pmRacine - Horlick Field
2017 Southwest Non-League
Rome Raiders @ Racine Kiwanis2:30pmRacine - Horlick Field
Wednesday, Jul 5
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Burlington Barons @ Racine Kiwanis7:00pmRacine - Horlick Field
Thursday, Jul 6
2017 Southwest Non-League
Hustisford Astros @ Rome Raiders6:00pmRome - Rome Park
Sunday, Jul 9
2017 Southwest (North Group)
Rome Raiders @ Dousman Frogs12:00pmDousman - Cory Park
Helenville Rebels @ Ixonia Snappers12:00pmIxonia - Ixonia Park
Rome Raiders @ Dousman Frogs2:30pmDousman - Cory Park
Helenville Rebels @ Ixonia Snappers2:30pmIxonia - Ixonia Park
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Burlington Barons @ Genesee Rebels12:00pmGenesee - Butler Park
East Troy Express @ Racine Kiwanis12:00pmRacine - Horlick Field
Burlington Barons @ Genesee Rebels2:30pmGenesee - Butler Park
East Troy Express @ Racine Kiwanis2:30pmRacine - Horlick Field

For a complete schedule listing, click here!