Devils Humanslurper Injured

Saturday, September 20th, 2036
The Devils received bad news this morning. Pugnash Humanslurper will miss 5 weeks due to a broken collarbone. He sustained the injury in the Dunharrow-Weathertop game while being hit by a pitch. “I’m disappointed more than anything,” he told reporters later in the day. “You can’t help your team on the bench,” Humanslurper sighed. “I’ll do the rehab work and hope for a quick recovery.”

This year Humanslurper is batting .271 with 109 hits and 18 home runs. He has scored 60 times and has batted in 57 runs.

Isengard Cruises to Mordor Conference Troll Division Crown

Thursday, September 18th, 2036
It’s official! The Isengard Raiders have secured the top spot in the Mordor Conference Troll Division. Isengard’s manager Begrin Mugworts was quick to give credit to his players.

“They believed in this team all year, and never gave up.”

It won’t be an easy road for Isengard as they try to compete for their 3rd Return of the King Series victory. They have to hope that their success will translate to the post-season, which is certainly not always the case. This was the 8th division title for the team.

Darkwings Nrodarag Tetsuya Sidelined

Wednesday, September 17th, 2036
Nrodarag Tetsuya had to leave the Darkwings game against Dagorlad after suffering a hamstring strain while making a defensive play. He will be out of the lineup at least 4-5 weeks. He told reporters, “I just felt a sharp pain when it happened. I knew there was something wrong.”

This year Tetsuya is hitting .317 with 14 home runs and 45 RBIs in 75 games played. He also boasts an OBP of .355 with 14 walks and 39 runs scored.

Weekly Team Power Rankings

Weekly Team Power Rankings
Monday, September 15th, 2036
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Ravenhill Darkwings (110.2, o)
2) Bucklebury Fairies (109.7, ++)
3) Dunharrow Devils (105.1, ++)
4) Minas Tirith Titans (103.6, ++)
5) Bree Cheese (102.4, –)
6) Mirkwood Sylvan (101.7, –)
7) Isengard Raiders (101.5, –)
8) Erebor Eagles (99.9, -)
9) Bywater Bounders (98.7, –)
10) Weathertop Witch Kings (98.5, ++)
11) Misty Mountain Hops (96.9, –)
12) Carrock Bears (91.4, o)
13) Old Forest Merry Fellows (91.3, –)
14) Rivendell Royals (89.9, ++)
15) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (89.5, –)
16) Minas Morgul Slayers (89.3, +)
17) Grey Havens Stars (86.5, –)
18) Dol Guldur Dragons (84.1, o)
19) Lake Town Archers (80.5, –)
20) Dagorlad Disaster (77.4, o)
21) Minas Ithil Wyrms (76.3, o)
22) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (67.8, +)
23) Numenor Kings (66.7, -)
24) Moria Miners (50.4, o)

Player of the Week: Weathertop’s Goldtearer

Monday, September 15th, 2036
At the age of 32, Marin Goldtearer might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Weathertop first baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .458 batting average. For his efforts Goldtearer collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 11 hits in 24 at-bats, 3 home runs and 6 RBIs last week in 6 games.

Batting .343 to date, Goldtearer has 30 home runs and 88 RBIs.