Last Updated: July 25, 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.)

Stu Pease Passes Away

Stuart E. Pease
March 26, 1940 - July 17, 2017
 
        

Born to Eternal Life on Monday, July 17 2017 at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife Betty of 50 years; his children Steve (Roxanne), Jeff (Jodie), and Jim (Amy); his grandchildren Dylan, Cooper, Marissa, Macey, and Jack; his brother Robert (Karen); and his sister Shirley (David) Moots. He is preceded in death by his parents Don and Alma. Further survived by other relatives, friends, and his baseball family.

Stu was an avid baseball enthusiast and enjoyed many years of coaching, playing, and watching his kids and grandkids play. Stu was the recipient of the 2016 Ray Klink President's Award from the Land O' Lakes Old Timers Association.

Stu worked for Lad Lake Residential Treatment Center for 47 years, owned his own insurance business in Dousman for over 40 years, and was heavily involved in the Dousman-Ottawa Lion’s Club.

Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 8 PM on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, W407 Hwy 18, Sullivan, WI. A second visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of Funeral Service at 11 AM on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the “Stuart Pease Athletic Scholarship Fund” or the church are appreciated.

The Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home is serving the family.

Southwest Scores - July 19-23, 2017

East Troy 5, Waterford 2
Racine 6, Burlington 3
Genesee at Burlington, ppd.
Rome 11, Dousman 4
Genesee at Waterford, ppd. to July 24
Dousman 6-11, Merton 1-0
Racine 9, East Troy 2
Rome 12, Helenville 8

Waterford Receives Honorable Mention in Statewide Poll

In the inaugural rankings for the 2017 season released earlier this week, the Waterford Rivermen received honorable mention. The poll is a ranking of amateur teams throughout Wisconsin and is compiled by Jack Sprecher.

For the complete poll, please click on this link: http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=wi-am-baseball

Racine Pitcher Overcomes Obstacles

Here is a link to a story recently in the Racine (WI) Journal-Times about Kiwanis starting pitcher Nick Alfini and how he has overcome many physical obstacles. Racine plays in the Southwest Division of LOL.

http://m.journaltimes.com/…/article_a3be2c21-9634-5a46-b700…

Southwest Hitting Leaders Through July 1

Batting Leaders As of July 1 / AB > 20 

 

 

 Player

Team

Batting Average

Dan Douglas

East Troy

0.571

Tyler Roeker

Merton

0.524

Gunner Amelunk

Dousman

0.522

Dan Timmers

Dousman

0.500

Chris Price

Merton

0.469

Dylan Friend

Burlington

0.433

Casey Palm

Helenville

0.400

Matt Wezyk

Waterford

0.391

Mitch Windle

East Troy

0.391

Ryan Wenzel

Rome

0.387

Ryan Kehl

East Troy

0.381

Ben Gallo

Rome

0.378

Zach Szalacinski

Merton

0.367

Chris Elliott

Genesee

0.360

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Southwest Pitching Leaders Through July 1

Pitching Leaders As of July 1 / Innings > 20 

 

 

 Player

Team

GA

Innings

Ks

Wins

Losses

ERA

Ryan Moritz

Waterford

4

23.0

22

3

0

1.57

Matt Lang

East Troy

4

24.0

21

3

1

2.25

Kyle Baron

Dousman

5

29.2

27

3

1

2.73

Sam Mulkey

Merton

2

21.0

23

2

0

0.43

Rex Morrow

Burlington

5

20.0

21

2

0

0.90

Ben Gallo

Rome

9

26.0

39

2

2

0.69

Karl Richter

Burlington

4

22.0

11

2

2

1.23

Nick Hunt

Waterford

3

21.0

17

1

0

2.57

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/Southwestern Divisions - 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, winning grand championships in 2000 and 2001. 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.

League Meritorious Selection - Tom Plechaty was involved with North Prairie for 27 years. He was a five-time all-star as a catcher and is a three-time Southwest manager of the year. He was 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.

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

Wednesday, Jul 26
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Waterford Rivermen @ Burlington Barons7:00pmBurlington - Burlington HS
Friday, Jul 28
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Racine Kiwanis @ Waterford Rivermen7:00pmWaterford - Tom Malison Field
2017 Southwest Non-League
Rome Raiders @ Neosho Rockets7:30pmHustisford - Village Park
Sunday, Jul 30
2017 Southwest (North Group)
Dousman Frogs @ Ixonia Snappers12:00pmIxonia - Ixonia Park
Rome Raiders @ Merton Amvets12:00pmMerton - Firemen's Park
Rome Raiders @ Merton Amvets2:30pmMerton - Firemen's Park
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Racine Kiwanis @ Burlington Barons12:00pmBurlington - Burlington HS
Genesee Rebels @ East Troy Express12:00pmEast Troy - Amusement Park
Helenville Rebels @ Waterford Rivermen12:00pmWaterford - Tom Malison Field
Genesee Rebels @ East Troy Express2:30pmEast Troy - Amusement Park
2017 Southwest Non-League
Racine Kiwanis @ Burlington Barons2:30pmBurlington - Beaumont Field
Thursday, Aug 3
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Dousman Frogs @ Waterford Rivermen7:00pmWaterford - Tom Malison Field
Saturday, Aug 5
2017 Southwest (North Group)
Rome Raiders @ Ixonia Snappers12:00pmIxonia - Ixonia Park
Merton Amvets @ Helenville Rebels1:00pmHelenville - Fireman's Park
2017 Southwest (South Group)
Waterford Rivermen @ East Troy Express12:00pmEast Troy - Amusement Park
Racine Kiwanis @ Genesee Rebels12:00pmGenesee - Butler Park
Waterford Rivermen @ East Troy Express2:30pmEast Troy - Amusement Park
Racine Kiwanis @ Genesee Rebels2:30pmGenesee - Butler Park

For a complete schedule listing, click here!