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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.