Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, April 29th, 2041
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Isengard Raiders (130.6, o)
2) Misty Mountain Hops (129.4, o)
3) Lake Town Archers (116.8, ++)
4) Minas Ithil Wyrms (116.8, ++)
5) Grey Havens Stars (114.8, -)
6) Weathertop Witch Kings (113.8, ++)
7) Old Forest Merry Fellows (108.8, –)
8) Carrock Bears (104.9, ++)
9) Erebor Eagles (103.8, –)
10) Minas Morgul Slayers (99.9, +)
11) Bucklebury Fairies (96.9, –)
12) Bywater Bounders (93.0, +)
13) Ravenhill Darkwings (89.0, ++)
14) Dagorlad Disaster (87.0, –)
15) Rivendell Royals (84.1, ++)
16) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (82.1, –)
17) Dunharrow Devils (76.2, ++)
18) Mirkwood Sylvan (69.2, –)
19) Minas Tirith Titans (66.2, ++)
20) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (66.0, –)
21) Moria Miners (59.3, +)
22) Bree Cheese (58.2, –)
23) Numenor Kings (47.4, –)
24) Dol Guldur Dragons (42.0, o)

Great Week for Weathertop’s Dorsey Whist

Monday, April 29th, 2041
It was some kind of week for Dorsey Whist of the Weathertop Witch Kings. First he hits the heck out of the ball, ripping it at a .591 clip and the next thing you know, he is voted the Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference. Last week Whist went 13-for-22, chalked up 6 home runs and 10 RBIs and scored 11 runs. Not a bad week’s work at all.

This year Whist is hitting .398 with 11 home runs and 24 RBIs to his credit. He has gotten on base at a .526 clip and scored 25 runs.

Moonkiller’s Strong Week Earns SC Trophy

Monday, April 29th, 2041
It was a sweet day for Kognar Moonkiller of the Lake Town Archers, who found out he has been named the Shire Conference Player of the Week.

The Archers center fielder put up a solid .444 average and contributed 3 home runs and 11 RBIs to claim the honors.

So far this year Moonkiller is batting .330 with 8 home runs.

Nightstalker Tosses Shutout

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2041
Sam Nightstalker of the Minas Ithil Wyrms was masterful today, pitching a 1-hit shutout, 6-0, against the Erebor Eagles.

By going the distance, he was at the same time able to give his bullpen a rest, a fact appreciated by Minas Ithil manager Wuunak the Tough.

“It’s nice to have someone who can do that from time to time,” he said. “He had command of every ball and every pitch. Great location, too.”

Nightstalker had 7 strikeouts and 5 walks in the outing.

His record for the year is 2-2 in 5 starts and Nightstalker has a 3.16 ERA.

Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, April 22nd, 2041
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Isengard Raiders (134.6, o)
2) Misty Mountain Hops (123.0, o)
3) Grey Havens Stars (120.7, ++)
4) Old Forest Merry Fellows (116.7, +)
5) Erebor Eagles (113.7, -)
6) Lake Town Archers (108.2, -)
7) Minas Ithil Wyrms (102.2, –)
8) Bucklebury Fairies (100.7, ++)
9) Mirkwood Sylvan (98.7, ++)
10) Dagorlad Disaster (97.7, ++)
11) Minas Morgul Slayers (96.7, o)
12) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (95.7, –)
13) Weathertop Witch Kings (89.3, ++)
14) Bywater Bounders (87.3, –)
15) Carrock Bears (87.3, ++)
16) Bree Cheese (85.3, +)
17) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (82.0, -)
18) Ravenhill Darkwings (79.3, –)
19) Rivendell Royals (74.8, ++)
20) Numenor Kings (64.3, ++)
21) Dunharrow Devils (63.0, –)
22) Minas Tirith Titans (55.3, –)
23) Moria Miners (48.8, –)
24) Dol Guldur Dragons (31.0, -)

Star of the Week Named in MC

Monday, April 22nd, 2041
Veteran Glonar Rethiel had a great week at the plate for the Witch Kings to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference.

The 35-year-old Weathertop third baseman built a .619 average on the strength of 13 hits in 21 at-bats, 3 home runs and 9 RBIs.

So far this season Rethiel has 3 home runs and a .415 batting average.

Gamamir on Fire, Named Player of the Week

Monday, April 22nd, 2041
A battle-tested Yrneha Gamamir declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 33-year-old Mirkwood first baseman collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .360 average, 9 hits in 25 at-bats, 5 home runs, 9 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

This year Gamamir has batted at a .242 pace with 16 hits, 7 home runs, 14 RBIs and scored 14 times.

*Knucklebreaker Raps 400th Roundtripper

Sunday, April 21st, 2041
Bree catcher Eideron *Knucklebreaker blasted himself into an elite group of baseball players. Today he joined the exclusive 400 home run club in the Cheese 8-3 loss to the Bucklebury Fairies.

“As soon as I hit it, I knew it was gone. I was happy to move on. Now I can go and have some fun. It is a weight lifted off my shoulders,” *Knucklebreaker told the press. He admitted just how much pressure he had been feeling. “Especially every time you’d get out of the hotel, everybody would say, ‘Hey, when are you going to hit it?'”

In his milestone game, *Knucklebreaker went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI and 1 run scored.

*Knucklebreaker’s career batting average stands at .303, and he has 400 home runs.

Fairies Earathien Out Rest Of Season

Friday, April 19th, 2041
Playoff hopes of Fairies player Donethirion Earathien have been dealt a blow today after tests revealed the reliever suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament throwing a pitch in today’s game against Bree Cheese. Earathien is expected to miss up to 10 months, effectively ruling him out of the playoffs.

Oreslayer Sharp, Whitewashes Lumberjacks

Thursday, April 18th, 2041
Fesil Oreslayer made quick work of Lothlorien, blanking the Lumberjacks 3-0 at Capital One Stadium today. The Numenor pitcher limited them to 1 hit to earn the victory. Oreslayer fanned 7 and walked 2.