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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.)


Jon Klebesadel Passes Away

Jon J 'Kleb' Klebesadel passed away on February 6, 2019 at age 78. He was a long-time umpire in Land O' Lakes.

He is survived by son Jack (Jenny), grandchildren Hannah and Michael, nephews Jordan and Jeremy (Erica) and niece Wendy. Jon was also a brother-in-law to Sharon (Tom) Roche and Dawn Herman. Preceding him in death was former spouse Nancy and parents Jerone and Olive.

The family will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the Main Mill Restaurant, N88 W16521 Main St, Menomonee Falls, from 4pm to 8pm, with a time of reflection at 6pm.

Jon's family requests that if you have any fond memories, stories or pictures to share to please send them to jonkleb@gmail.com.

The family would like to thank Jon's close friends Tim Snider and Tom McKenna for their support during the past year. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Wisconsin Umpires Association for the training of future umpires.

The Schramka Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

LOL Reunification for 2019

The Southwestern Division announced in October 2018 that it has agreed on reunification terms with the Western Division starting with the 2019 season. As a result, Western Division teams will once again be eligible to compete for the LOL Grand Championship.

The LOL Old-Timers Association will recognize players, stats, records and champions for the seasons of 2016 through 2018. Divisions will continue to operate independently of each other, with division commissioners working together for the benefit of the league.

Schedules for each division will be posted as they become available.


2018 Southwest Division Awards Winners

Batting Champion (.435) - Kyle Schmoker (Ixonia).
Home Run Champion (4) - Austin Finn (Dousman) and Ben Gallo (Rome).
Most Valuable Player - Brian Sturdevant (Burlington).
Pitcher of the Year - Keith Koehn (Genesee).
Rookie of the Year - Tim Dexter (East Troy).
Manager of the Year - Matt DeMarais (Genesee).


LOL 2018 Grand Championship Playoffs

First Round - August 10-11
(4) Genesee 12, (5) Dousman 0
(6) Racine 7, (3) Waterford 6

Second Round - August 12
(1) Burlington 12, (6) Racine 3
(4) Genesee 15, (2) Rome 1

Grand Championship Finals (best-of-three)
Game 1 - August 18 - Burlington 18, Genesee 7
Game 2 - August 19 - Burlington 5, Genesee 1

Burlington wins championship series 2 games to none.


LOL Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Seven worthy individuals were inducted into the Land O' Lakes Hall of Fame roster at the 60th annual induction banquet on Wednesday June 27.

Winning induction are Bryan Bastar (Cedarburg), Robert Buss (Farmington), Ron Kozlowski (Lannon), Pat Moran (North Lake) and Jeff Mierow (Brookfield). Receiving the meritorious induction honor will be Chet Trebitowski (Rome). The 2018 winner of the Ray Klink President's Award is past Southwest commissioner Dick Imrie (Burlington).

New or renewal memberships to the LOL Old Timers Association cost $. Checks (payable to LOL Old Timers Association) can be sent to Bob Groth, PO Box 125, Pewaukee WI 53072.


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.


Interested in Playing LOL Baseball?

The Land O' Lakes Baseball League has been around since 1922 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 the following information: your name, address, phone number, positions played, etc. The webmaster will put you in contact with teams in your area.


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.

Upcoming Games
Saturday, April 13, 2019
2019 LOL Non-League
Ixonia Snappers @ Helenville Tournament
12:00pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019
2019 LOL Non-League
Ixonia Snappers @ Helenville Tournament
12:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2019
2019 LOL Non-League
Ixonia Snappers @ Helenville Tournament
12:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2019 LOL West Suburban
Hartland Oilers @ West Bend 7UP
1:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019
2019 LOL West Lake Country
Pewaukee Muskies @ Monches Irish
1:00pm
Oconomowoc Five-Os @ Sussex Cardinals
1:00pm
2019 LOL West Suburban
Brookfield Bulldogs @ Menomonee Falls Lakers
1:00pm
Milwaukee Beavers @ West Bend Braves
1:00pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2019 LOL West Lake Country
Monches Irish @ Brookfield Bulldogs
1:00pm
Milwaukee Beavers @ Hartland Oilers
1:00pm
Sussex Cardinals @ Pewaukee Muskies
1:00pm
2019 LOL West Suburban
West Bend Braves @ Menomonee Falls Lakers
1:00pm
Brookfield Blue Sox @ West Bend 7UP
1:00pm
Saturday, May 25, 2019
2019 LOL West Lake Country
Menomonee Falls Lakers @ Oconomowoc Five-Os
1:00pm
Brookfield Bulldogs @ Sussex Cardinals
1:00pm
2019 LOL West Suburban
New Berlin Lakers @ Brookfield Blue Sox
1:00pm
West Bend 7UP @ Milwaukee Beavers
1:00pm
Monches Irish @ West Bend Braves
1:00pm
2019 LOL Non-League
Ixonia Snappers @ Kenosha Kings
12:00pm
Ixonia Snappers @ Kenosha Kings
2:00pm
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