Last Updated: June 22, 2017
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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