Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, May 5th, 2036
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency, Last Week):
1) Minas Tirith Titans (145.5, o, 1)
2) Lake Town Archers (125.2, ++, 9)
3) Dunharrow Devils (121.7, ++, 6)
4) Ravenhill Darkwings (111.8, -, 3)
5) Isengard Raiders (110.8, –, 2)
6) Bree Cheese (109.8, -, 4)
7) Grey Havens Stars (108.8, o, 7)
8) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (101.9, ++, 13)
9) Dagorlad Disaster (94.6, ++, 12)
10) Carrock Bears (91.9, –, 5)
11) Mirkwood Sylvan (91.0, ++, 18)
12) Bywater Bounders (89.0, ++, 15)
13) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (87.0, –, 10)
14) Weathertop Witch Kings (81.4, o, 14)
15) Minas Ithil Wyrms (79.2, ++, 19)
16) Erebor Eagles (78.1, –, 8)
17) Old Forest Merry Fellows (75.2, -, 16)
18) Dol Guldur Dragons (75.0, ++, 22)
19) Rivendell Royals (68.2, +, 21)
20) Moria Miners (67.8, ++, 24)
21) Numenor Kings (66.2, -, 20)
22) Bucklebury Fairies (62.2, –, 11)
23) Misty Mountain Hops (61.8, –, 17)
24) Minas Morgul Slayers (57.3, -, 23)

Mordor Conference Winner is Footthrower

Monday, May 5th, 2036
The Mordor Conference made it official today: Prignash Footthrower is the Player of the Week.

He really glistened on the diamond this week with a .387 average to take home the honor. The Dunharrow center fielder went 12-for-31, drove in 10 runs, scored 8 times and hit 5 home runs.

So far this season Footthrower is batting .393 with 6 home runs.

SC Star of the Week Announced

Monday, May 5th, 2036
All week long nobody could get Jesus Barnwell out in the Shire Conference and that is the prime reason he was voted the Player of the Week.

The Mirkwood center fielder took home the trophy by blasting 10 hits in 24 at-bats for a .417 batting average, driving in 13 runs and scoring 7 times.

Barnwell on the season is hitting .320 with 10 home runs. His stats include 22 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

Eormenred *UrukBane Will Miss 4 Weeks

Saturday, May 3rd, 2036
Bears starting pitcher Eormenred *UrukBane will be spending 4 weeks on the shelf according to his manager. He was hurt in a recent game against Mirkwood throwing a pitch and suffered chronic back soreness. The Carrock GM told BNN no decision had been made on his replacement. He said an announcement was forthcoming, probably tomorrow.

In 6 starts this year *UrukBane has posted 2 wins while suffering no losses. He has pitched 42 innings, allowed 26 hits, struck out 54 and has a 3.00 ERA.

Titans SP Ironfist Out

Saturday, May 3rd, 2036
When Lomli Ironfist was hurt against the Moria Miners, the Minas Tirith Titans were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 28-year-old starting pitcher suffered rotator cuff inflammation throwing a pitch in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Ironfist would miss 3 months of the season.

To date this year Ironfist has compiled a 4-0 mark with a 1.41 ERA in 6 starts.