Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, September 22nd, 2036
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Dunharrow Devils (112.2, +)
2) Ravenhill Darkwings (110.0, -)
3) Bucklebury Fairies (106.3, -)
4) Isengard Raiders (106.1, ++)
5) Bree Cheese (105.3, o)
6) Minas Tirith Titans (103.0, -)
7) Erebor Eagles (101.5, +)
8) Misty Mountain Hops (96.1, ++)
9) Old Forest Merry Fellows (93.1, ++)
10) Bywater Bounders (92.4, -)
11) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (92.4, ++)
12) Mirkwood Sylvan (90.7, –)
13) Carrock Bears (90.0, -)
14) Grey Havens Stars (89.8, ++)
15) Rivendell Royals (87.8, -)
16) Dol Guldur Dragons (86.4, +)
17) Minas Morgul Slayers (85.6, -)
18) Minas Ithil Wyrms (82.7, ++)
19) Lake Town Archers (81.9, o)
20) Dagorlad Disaster (79.4, o)
21) Weathertop Witch Kings (76.6, –)
22) Numenor Kings (65.1, +)
23) Moria Miners (57.6, +)
24) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (56.7, -)

Moonbeam Wins MC Player of the Week Trophy

Monday, September 22nd, 2036
At the age of 30, Splinter Moonbeam might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Ravenhill center fielder put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .481 batting average. For his efforts Moonbeam collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 13 hits in 27 at-bats, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs last week in 7 games.

In this current campaign Moonbeam is hitting at a .237 clip with 27 home runs and 77 RBIs.

Old Forest’s Elilmalindë Gets SC Player of the Week

Monday, September 22nd, 2036
Galaudriel Elilmalindë has the tools to stick in this league for many years. The 24-year-old second baseman of the Old Forest Merry Fellows had a hot bat in the Shire Conference over the past seven days and won the Player of the Week honors.

Elilmalindë batted .500 with 12 hits in 24 at-bats, 2 home runs and 6 RBIs.

In the 2036 season Elilmalindë is hitting .290 with 15 home runs.

Darkwings Clinch Playoff Spot With Victory

Monday, September 22nd, 2036
Today, Ravenhill 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, Polly Overturf. “These guys worked their tails off all season long, so they’ve definitely earned this.” However, the Darkwings 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.”

Fastolph Baggins Injured, Out for Year

Saturday, September 20th, 2036
The Erebor Eagles and their fans were rocked today by the news that star right fielder Fastolph Baggins would miss the rest of the season due to injury. Baggins was hurt in a recent game against the Bucklebury Fairies while throwing the ball. He was immediately removed from the game and taken for examination. Tests today revealed the injury was an oblique strain. His doctors think that Baggins will miss about 6 weeks.

Thus far this year Baggins has hit .364 with 22 home runs and 69 RBIs.