Icon Bob Pick Passes Away
Visitation and funeral services for Bob are tentatively set for Monday February 26 at St. James Episcopal Church, 148 S 8th Av, West Bend. The family is still working on the timing for visitation and the service. This story will be updated once formal arrangements are finalized.
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.)
2017 LOL Southwest Playoffs
First Round - Saturday August 12
(3) East Troy 12, (6) Racine 0
(4) Dousman 4, (5) Genesee 0
Semifinals - Sunday August 13
(1) Waterford 8, (4) Dousman 2
(3) East Troy 4, (2) Rome 0
Game 1 - Saturday August 19
Waterford 3, East Troy 0
Game 2 - Sunday August 20
Waterford 16, East Troy 0
Waterford wins series 2 games to none.
2017 Southwest Post-Season Award Winners
Champions - Waterford Rivermen
2nd Place - East Troy Express
Batting Champion - KJ Banse - Racine Kiwanis
Most Valuable Player - KJ Banse - Racine Kiwanis
Ryan Moritz - Waterford Rivermen
Matt Korman - Waterford Rivermen
Team Most Valuable Players
Burlington - Rex Morrow
Dousman - Gunner Amelunk
East Troy - Dan Douglas
Genesee - Alex Kermendy
Helenville - Casey Palm
Ixonia - Kyle Schmocker
Merton - Chris Price
Racine - K.J. Banse
Rome - Ben Gallo
Waterford - Adam Brechtl
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.