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Willkomm Mobil, all about fun, family and winning

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
Todd Lubkeman has been the mainstay of the Willkomm Mobil pitching staff and has helped the team achieve great success in NAFA World Series competition. Photo By BOB OTTO

Todd Lubkeman has been the mainstay of the Willkomm Mobil pitching staff and has helped the team achieve great success in NAFA World Series competition. Photo By BOB OTTO

KENOSHA, Wisc. – Chances are if you’re traveling in southeastern Wisconsin, you will happen upon Willkomm’s Mobil and one of it’s several Mobil service stations and restaurants.

The company’s reputation is excellent; it’s service and products great.

And if you’re into men’s fastpitch, somewhere, sometime on ball diamonds throughout the Midwest, you’ve most likely seen or played against a very fine team branded with Willkomm Mobil on its jerseys.

    PROUD TO WEAR THE UNIFORM

It all began when owner Jerry Willkomm agreed to sponsor the team in 1992, and it carries on yet today, 24 years later, with no plans on folding.

“Jerry Willkomm and the entire Willkomm Mobil company has been awesome,” said Willkomm general manager and player, Mark Nelson. “He has sponsored the team since 1992, and had sponsored other fastpitch teams before that. He’s a great person to play for, comes to games when he is in the area, and supports us 100-percent. The team takes pride in wearing the name on and off the field.”

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Nelson and Lubkeman pitching too much for McQuen’s

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

wilkomm.nelson.mark.27web Willkomm Mobil’s Mark Nelso picked up a 3-0 victory over McQuen’s Pub of Des Moines with relief help from Todd Lubkeman, Wednesday, in the opening game of the NAFA AA / AA-Major Divisions Pool Play. Photo By BOB OTTO

DES MOINES, IOWA – Separately they’re two good hurlers, but when they combine their talents, Mark Nelson and Todd Lubkeman are tough to beat.

The two right-handers combined to lead Willkomm Mobil of Kenosha, Wisc. to a 3-0 victory over Des Moines McCuen’s Pub in the opening game of the NAFA AA / AA-Major pool play, Wednesday night at Greater Des Moines Softball Complex.

Nelson started and found himself in trouble with the first swing of the bat when McQuen’s Josh Dunham led off with a double, but he toughened by striking out Matt Palazzo, Mack McCuen and Dave McCuen to escape unscathed.

And when Nelson finally departed with two out in the sixth with Lubkeman finishing, Nelson had allowed three hits, three walks, while striking out 11. Lubkeman allowed no wiggle room for McCuen’s as he struck out two and finished the game by getting Tyler Adams on a ground out.

“Mark has a real hard drop and hits his locations,” said Willkomm’s Dirk Daniels, “and Todd has a real effective rise ball. The two of them make a good combination.”

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