Responding to a post on Craigslist.com, Veto League saw five family members in attendance over the weekend (four brothers + one cousin) and one new guy, Justin Todd, drove all the way from Long Grove, Iowa – a small town outside Eldridge.
Todd said he recently moved to the area and was looking for a baseball league to join. He had given up hope until he found Craigslist, and TheVLB.com. Todd debuted by going 3-for-6 and supplied solid defense.
Stroemer was one of nine VLB debuts last weekend
Other debuts were made by Jared Hurlbut, Mitch Stroemer, and David Flores. All three flourished in debuts. Hurlbut knocked three doubles in two games. Flores went 8-for-13 at the plate with a perfect 4-0 record, and Stromer had perhaps the best debut – 4-for-5 at bat with two doubles and a triple.
Kenneth Morlock provided three RBI. His cousins, Kyle, Vincent, Zach, and Tony Clark combined for four runs and six RBI.
Meanwhile, the Talons dominated the Goonies 20-3, All-Stars nudged the Playaz 18-16, Turtles scored their first win by beating the Goonies 13-5, and the highlight of the weekend were the All-Stars knocking out the Playaz 18-17 in extra innings.
The Talons (2-0) are the last remaining undefeated team. Talon Coach Scott Ellefritz will have his record tested this weekend as they play in 3 of the 4 games.