Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, May 11th, 2037
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Dunharrow Devils (129.8, o)
2) Carrock Bears (126.9, o)
3) Dagorlad Disaster (122.5, +)
4) Dol Guldur Dragons (116.9, +)
5) Erebor Eagles (109.9, -)
6) Bywater Bounders (107.3, –)
7) Bree Cheese (105.9, o)
8) Ravenhill Darkwings (98.6, ++)
9) Minas Morgul Slayers (94.6, -)
10) Weathertop Witch Kings (91.6, -)
11) Minas Ithil Wyrms (85.0, +)
12) Lake Town Archers (84.1, -)
13) Misty Mountain Hops (83.8, ++)
14) Minas Tirith Titans (82.3, ++)
15) Mirkwood Sylvan (80.5, ++)
16) Rivendell Royals (80.4, –)
17) Old Forest Merry Fellows (79.4, +)
18) Isengard Raiders (76.1, ++)
19) Moria Miners (73.7, +)
20) Grey Havens Stars (71.8, –)
21) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (68.8, –)
22) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (68.8, –)
23) Bucklebury Fairies (66.5, +)
24) Numenor Kings (55.9, –)

Bats’s Strong Week Earns MC Trophy

Monday, May 11th, 2037
Daisy Bats must have thought she was dreaming. First she went on an exceptional week-long batting spree, bashing the ball at a .524 clip, then the Dagorlad catcher finds out she has been chosen the league’s best performer and gets the MC Player of the Week Award.

She told BNN reporters in the postgame, “It was a great week for me. I could see the ball so well. Plus some of the balls seemed to have good eyes, too.”

For the week Bats batted .524 (11-for-21) with 4 home runs and 12 RBIs.

In 26 games this year Bats has posted a .315 average and put up these numbers: 5 home runs, 20 RBIs and 8 runs scored.

Maker SC’s Best of the Week

Monday, May 11th, 2037
Ginyc Maker of the Rivendell Royals had an award-winning week and today was voted the Player of the Week by the Shire Conference.

For the week the 28-year-old right fielder batted .423 (11-for-26) with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs.

Thus far this year Maker is batting .261 with 6 home runs, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

#300 for Goldtearer

Friday, May 8th, 2037
Marin Goldtearer circled the bases and raised his arm in triumph. He had finally hit his 300th home run. It was a homer for a lot of people: himself, his teammates past and present, his former managers and coaches, and especially his family, who sat near the plate cheering his every at-bat during the past few games.

Goldtearer spoke with BNN and said, “I knew number 300 would come sooner or later. I had to keep reminding myself, ‘Relax, relax, just let it happen, let it happen.’ And it finally did.”

His milestone homer came in the Weathertop Witch Kings 4-2 win over the Dunharrow Devils. Goldtearer went 2 for 5 in the game, scored 2 runs, and batted in 2.

His all-time numbers show Goldtearer is carrying a .322 career batting average with 300 home runs and 994 RBIs.

*the Runner Belts Number 400

Thursday, May 7th, 2037
The Moria Miners defeated the Old Forest Merry Fellows 7-5 yesterday in a game that featured Farmak *the Runner’s 400th career home run.

In the clubhouse, the Miners catcher spoke about the milestone achievement. “To be honest, I don’t even remember my first home run,” he said. “But this one I don’t think I’ll forget. Who knows if I’ll hit another hundred, or fifty, or even ten?”

On his historic day, *the Runner banged out 2 hits in 4 at-bats and scored 1 run with 2 RBI.

In his career *the Runner has played in 1369 games with a .287 batting average. Among his 1485 hits are 185 doubles, 36 triples, and 400 home runs. He also has scored 903 runs, walked 591 times, has 82 stolen bases and driven in 1035 runs.