Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, September 19th, 2039
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Rivendell Royals (121.4, +)
2) Mirkwood Sylvan (119.4, -)
3) Bywater Bounders (108.5, o)
4) Bucklebury Fairies (107.5, ++)
5) Moria Miners (106.1, o)
6) Erebor Eagles (103.2, ++)
7) Carrock Bears (100.5, –)
8) Bree Cheese (99.6, -)
9) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (99.0, +)
10) Misty Mountain Hops (90.4, o)
11) Dagorlad Disaster (88.4, +)
12) Weathertop Witch Kings (88.0, –)
13) Ravenhill Darkwings (87.8, –)
14) Old Forest Merry Fellows (86.8, o)
15) Dunharrow Devils (82.6, o)
16) Isengard Raiders (81.7, ++)
17) Minas Morgul Slayers (81.6, +)
18) Grey Havens Stars (77.5, -)
19) Minas Ithil Wyrms (77.1, +)
20) Lake Town Archers (76.5, o)
21) Dol Guldur Dragons (74.1, –)
22) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (73.5, o)
23) Numenor Kings (65.9, +)
24) Minas Tirith Titans (64.7, -)

MC Player of the Week, Silvermaster of Ravenhill

Monday, September 19th, 2039
What a performance by Fusil Silvermaster of the Ravenhill Darkwings! The third baseman really tore up Mordor Conference pitching and easily claimed the Player of the Week Award.

The 32-year-old hit .500 with 3 home runs and 4 RBIs. For the week he was 9-for-18 and scored 6 runs.

In this current campaign Silvermaster is hitting at a .266 clip with 31 home runs and 86 RBIs.

Minas Tirith’s Simbelmyne Snaps Up Player of the Week

Monday, September 19th, 2039
At the age of 28, Katie Simbelmyne might have some potential she hasn’t realized yet — if her success at the plate last week is any indication. The Minas Tirith left fielder put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .615 batting average. For her efforts Simbelmyne collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

She racked up 16 hits in 26 at-bats, 1 home run and 5 RBIs last week in 6 games.

Presently Simbelmyne is batting .306 with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs. She has played in 142 games and scored 67 times.

Royals Clinch Playoff Spot With Victory

Monday, September 19th, 2039
Today, Rivendell have officially claimed a spot in this year’s postseason. The team punched their playoff ticket with a win yesterday. “I couldn’t be prouder of this team,” said skipper, Marcos Easyheart. “These guys worked their tails off all season long, so they’ve definitely earned this.” However, the Royals manager says he won’t let his team rest on their laurels. “We’ve still got a long way to go to reach our ultimate goal and that’s a championship trophy. So we’re gonna celebrate and just let this all sink in tonight, but it’s back to work tomorrow.”

Playoff Bound: Mirkwood Secures Wild Card

Sunday, September 18th, 2039
The Mirkwood Sylvan celebrated a postseason berth today, but said the real celebrations are still to come.

“We want to officially win the Shire Conference Elf Division and of course, the Return of the King Series,” said third baseman DeForest *Hamrh.

Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, September 12th, 2039
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Mirkwood Sylvan (129.0, o)
2) Rivendell Royals (117.5, o)
3) Bywater Bounders (107.8, o)
4) Carrock Bears (99.3, +)
5) Moria Miners (98.7, -)
6) Bree Cheese (97.3, -)
7) Bucklebury Fairies (96.4, o)
8) Weathertop Witch Kings (94.0, +)
9) Ravenhill Darkwings (92.4, -)
10) Misty Mountain Hops (89.8, ++)
11) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (89.3, ++)
12) Dagorlad Disaster (88.4, ++)
13) Erebor Eagles (88.3, -)
14) Old Forest Merry Fellows (86.0, ++)
15) Dunharrow Devils (84.5, –)
16) Dol Guldur Dragons (83.8, o)
17) Grey Havens Stars (81.8, +)
18) Minas Morgul Slayers (80.0, –)
19) Isengard Raiders (79.8, o)
20) Lake Town Archers (79.8, o)
21) Minas Ithil Wyrms (78.5, +)
22) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (78.0, -)
23) Minas Tirith Titans (71.0, -)
24) Numenor Kings (65.7, o)

Headmasher Week’s #1 Player

Monday, September 12th, 2039
At the age of 26, Farag Headmasher might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Dead Marshes right fielder put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .526 batting average. For his efforts Headmasher collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 10 hits in 19 at-bats, 3 home runs and 10 RBIs last week in 6 games.

A look at his current stats shows Headmasher with a .287 average, 31 home runs, 79 RBIs and 90 runs scored. He has played in 140 games.

Shire Conference Selects Best Performer

Monday, September 12th, 2039
It can be difficult for a young player to step out of the shadows and assert himself in the Shire Conference, but last week Valio Makino of the Lake Town Archers reminded everyone just why he’s here as he threw up numbers that made him an easy selection for Player of the Week. Makino rocked opposing pitching for a .414 average (12-for-29), 4 home runs and 8 RBIs to come away with the award.

For the season, Makino is hitting at a .258 clip with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs and has scored 42 runs. He has 109 hits, 27 walks and a .308 on-base percentage.

Royals Shushud Gone for Year

Sunday, September 11th, 2039
The Rivendell Royals were dealt a blow today when starting pitcher Caradas Shushud left the game with an undisclosed injury. The team has now revealed that Shushud has suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will most likely miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury.

This season Shushud has compiled a 15-4 mark with a 3.02 ERA.

Playoffs? No Chance for Minas Ithil

Saturday, September 10th, 2039
There would have never been more than a tiny glimmer of hope, but today even that is gone. The Minas Ithil Wyrms have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Minas Ithil last appeared in the postseason in 2035. This is their 4th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 25 times in their 36-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Wyrms have missed the playoffs 2 times. Minas Ithil has won the Return of the King Series 6 times in their history.