Category: League News

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, -)

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.

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.

Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, May 16th, 2039
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Bywater Bounders (143.2, o)
2) Rivendell Royals (121.4, +)
3) Moria Miners (121.0, -)
4) Mirkwood Sylvan (119.4, +)
5) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (118.2, ++)
6) Misty Mountain Hops (112.8, o)
7) Bucklebury Fairies (107.2, –)
8) Bree Cheese (97.9, -)
9) Dagorlad Disaster (97.7, ++)
10) Erebor Eagles (95.3, +)
11) Carrock Bears (93.3, –)
12) Dunharrow Devils (84.3, ++)
13) Lake Town Archers (84.3, o)
14) Ravenhill Darkwings (80.8, ++)
15) Minas Morgul Slayers (80.1, +)
16) Grey Havens Stars (78.8, ++)
17) Weathertop Witch Kings (75.7, –)
18) Minas Ithil Wyrms (71.1, –)
19) Isengard Raiders (70.2, +)
20) Old Forest Merry Fellows (67.2, –)
21) Minas Tirith Titans (65.2, –)
22) Dol Guldur Dragons (59.6, +)
23) Numenor Kings (59.3, –)
24) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (56.6, -)

SGCBL News: Draft Pool Revealed

Monday, May 16th, 2039
One of the few things certain about the 2039 first-year player draft is that it will be held 30 days from now. Today the SGCBL announced its list of players filing for the event, though little is publicly known about any given player, sending scouts from each of the league’s clubs scattering to uncover what they can in as little time as possible. Some clubs will draft the ideal prospect late, while others will stake their futures to big-name prospects, those deemed most likely to succeed by the fickle, nameless consensus.

A draft area has been created in the Transactions section for added functionality and will be available for 30 days prior to the draft.

The top players available (in no particular order) seem to be:
1. Anurudha Fyra, 19 year-old RF out of college.
2. Jhiilsraa of Lorien, 19 year-old RHP out of college.
3. Glodkuh Derrokicker, 17 year-old 1B out of high-school.
4. Vormina Morealob, 17 year-old SS out of high-school.
5. Phaimina Srinshee, 17 year-old 2B out of high-school.
6. Thuvtai Neirdre, 20 year-old RHP out of college.
7. Herme Galadrienduil, 18 year-old RHP out of high-school.
8. Guruvayur Livertrembler, 17 year-old 3B out of high-school.
9. Roanmara Oathsplitter, 20 year-old RHP out of college.
10. Inigo Sandybanks, 19 year-old CF out of college.

Ravenhill’s *Baggins Gets MC Player of the Week

Monday, May 16th, 2039
Forerunner *Baggins must have thought he was in seventh heaven this week. First he went on a sensational hitting spree, belting the ball at a .379 pace, then the Ravenhill first baseman finds out he has been selected the top performer and gets the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

Asked what his hitting philosophy was, *Baggins quipped to the BNN reporters, “Well, my theory of hitting is to just watch the ball as it comes in and hit it.”

It was a good week’s work for *Baggins. He hit .379 average (11-for-29) with 3 home runs and 8 RBIs.

This year *Baggins is hitting .373 with 15 home runs.