After a rained out Memorial Day weekend, Veto League returned to the diamond June 1-2 for another pair of double headers. The weekend marked the mid-point for the regular season.
After another home win this past weekend, the Goonies lead all six teams with a record of 8-1, however, the Goonies have only played three road games (winning all three). The Goonies are captained by Josh Paul and have outscored opponents 119-88.
Three games behind the Goonies in the Saukie Division are the reigning World Series champion High Rollers (5-4) captained by Mike Holst. The High Rollers are 3-2 at home and 2-2 on the road. Rookie captain Scott Raes -- who was voted the 2012 Most Valuable Player and 2012 Post Season MVP -- has shown nothing but futility in his first official season of managerial experience. The Phenoms have two home victories, however, are 0-5 on the road and have a W-L record of 2-6, 5.5 games behind the division leading Goonies. Raes was the losing captain for the season's biggest lopsided loss, a 3-21 five-inning drubbing he took against Mike Holst on May 11. Raes is also 0-4 head-to-head against the Goonies.
Heading to the Black Hawk Division, the Playaz find themselves in familiar territory atop the standings. The Playaz (6-4) are captained by Anthony Reese, who led his team to a World Series championship in 2011 and fell to the High Rollers in last year's Series. The Playaz are 4-2 at home and have dominated divisional rival Gremlins 3-1.
After years of hiatus, the Gremlins have made a return to the VLB. Coached by 2011 MVP & 2011 Playoff MVP Ryan Barton, the Gremlins find themselves 5-6, 1.5 games behind the division leading Playaz. Finally, the Crushers captained by Jeff Kilgard have had a rough 2013 season, finding the mid-point at 3-8. The Crushers are just 1-3 at home.
The Saukie Division has dominated interleague thus far, going 4-0 against the Black Hawk teams.
Weather pending, each team is expected to play 18 regular season games, with the top two in each division earning a playoff spot.