Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, May 30th, 2039
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Bywater Bounders (137.5, o)
2) Mirkwood Sylvan (124.7, o)
3) Moria Miners (120.2, +)
4) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (116.8, -)
5) Bree Cheese (113.8, o)
6) Rivendell Royals (111.8, +)
7) Misty Mountain Hops (101.4, +)
8) Dunharrow Devils (96.3, ++)
9) Erebor Eagles (89.5, –)
10) Ravenhill Darkwings (88.2, ++)
11) Grey Havens Stars (85.5, -)
12) Carrock Bears (84.0, –)
13) Dagorlad Disaster (83.5, +)
14) Bucklebury Fairies (83.5, –)
15) Minas Ithil Wyrms (82.6, ++)
16) Old Forest Merry Fellows (82.6, –)
17) Dol Guldur Dragons (79.2, +)
18) Isengard Raiders (79.2, +)
19) Minas Morgul Slayers (79.1, –)
20) Weathertop Witch Kings (78.1, –)
21) Lake Town Archers (70.6, –)
22) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (61.3, o)
23) Numenor Kings (59.1, -)
24) Minas Tirith Titans (46.8, -)

Star RF Maker Signs for 8 years

Monday, May 30th, 2039
Happy times in Rivendell as the Royals and star right fielder Ginyc Maker put the finishing touches on a $124,000,000 contract extension that will keep the 30-year-old in town 8 years longer.

The signing is great news for Rivendell because players of this caliber are hard to come by.

Thus far this year Maker has hit .353 with 7 home runs and 32 RBIs.

MC Star of the Week Honored

Monday, May 30th, 2039
There’s no arguing that 35-year-old Marin Goldtearer has paid his dues and this this week he collected. The Weathertop Witch Kings first baseman had one of the best weeks of his career and captured the Mordor Conference Player of the Week trophy.

He hit .520 while collecting 13 hits in 25 at-bats, 7 home runs, 16 RBIs and 8 runs scored.

So far this year Goldtearer has hit .361 with 22 home runs, 54 RBIs and 37 runs scored.

Cotton Wins SC Honor

Monday, May 30th, 2039
Daisy Cotton more than did her part for the Moria Miners over the last seven days and earned Shire Conference Player of the Week honors in the process.

The club’s left fielder logged an impressive .364 average, drove in 6 runs, hit 3 home runs and scored 4 times.

This season Cotton is hitting at a .333 pace with 9 home runs, 37 RBIs and has scored 27 times.

Cheese Boroden to Miss Year

Tuesday, May 24th, 2039
A blow for Edmund Boroden today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 17 months with a torn rotator cuff. Boroden suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Bree Cheese are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Boroden’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

His record this year is 3-2 in 7 starts and Boroden has a 5.12 ERA.

Levi Legurà Injured, Out for Year

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
The season is finished for Levi Legurà of the Minas Ithil Wyrms. The club announced today that he will forego the rest of the year because of injury. The Wyrms starting pitcher suffered a damaged elbow ligament while throwing a pitch in a recent game against the Bywater Bounders. Team doctors said it would take at least 14 months to heal.

His record this season is 2-4 in 10 starts and Legurà has a 3.80 ERA.

Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Bywater Bounders (139.0, o)
2) Mirkwood Sylvan (130.0, +)
3) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (121.0, +)
4) Moria Miners (111.0, -)
5) Bree Cheese (105.0, ++)
6) Erebor Eagles (101.0, ++)
7) Carrock Bears (99.0, ++)
8) Rivendell Royals (98.0, –)
9) Misty Mountain Hops (97.0, –)
10) Grey Havens Stars (95.0, ++)
11) Bucklebury Fairies (93.0, –)
12) Dunharrow Devils (93.0, o)
13) Old Forest Merry Fellows (87.0, ++)
14) Lake Town Archers (86.9, -)
15) Dagorlad Disaster (85.0, –)
16) Minas Morgul Slayers (84.0, -)
17) Weathertop Witch Kings (77.0, o)
18) Dol Guldur Dragons (75.0, ++)
19) Ravenhill Darkwings (74.6, –)
20) Isengard Raiders (70.0, -)
21) Numenor Kings (66.5, +)
22) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (59.0, +)
23) Minas Tirith Titans (53.0, -)
24) Minas Ithil Wyrms (50.0, –)

SGCBL News: The All-Star Game Voting Begins

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
Let the voting begin! The annual Tolkien Baseball All-Star game is rapidly approaching, and everyone is welcome to cast your ballot for their favorite players to represent each team.

MC Awards Player of the Week Trophy

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
There’s no arguing that 35-year-old Marin Goldtearer has paid his dues and this this week he collected. The Weathertop Witch Kings first baseman had one of the best weeks of his career and captured the Mordor Conference Player of the Week trophy.

He hit .440 while collecting 11 hits in 25 at-bats, 6 home runs, 13 RBIs and 7 runs scored.

For the year Goldtearer has hit at a .339 clip with 38 RBIs, 15 home runs and 29 runs scored.

Rockcrusher Selected SC Player of the Week

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
Gleran Rockcrusher has been in a real groove lately. The 27-year-old Moria Miners center fielder nabbed Shire Conference Player of the Week honors today after beating up on opposing pitchers all last week.

Rockcrusher’s hot streak featured 10 hits in 26 at-bats, 5 home runs, 13 RBIs, 7 runs scored and a .385 average.

In 2039 Rockcrusher has hit at a .259 clip with 45 hits, 10 home runs, 31 RBIs and has scored 28 times.