Bad News for Grey Havens, Baran Elizondo Hurt

Tuesday, May 5th, 2037
When Baran Elizondo was hurt against the Minas Morgul Slayers, the Grey Havens Stars were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 30-year-old center fielder suffered a broken hand making a defensive play in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Elizondo would miss 2 months of the season.

This year Elizondo has hit 2 home runs and posted a .343 batting average.

Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, May 4th, 2037
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Dunharrow Devils (129.6, +)
2) Carrock Bears (129.4, o)
3) Bywater Bounders (123.4, -)
4) Erebor Eagles (117.8, ++)
5) Dagorlad Disaster (106.8, ++)
6) Dol Guldur Dragons (100.9, ++)
7) Bree Cheese (100.8, –)
8) Minas Morgul Slayers (93.9, ++)
9) Weathertop Witch Kings (93.9, –)
10) Lake Town Archers (93.6, -)
11) Rivendell Royals (93.0, ++)
12) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (89.0, +)
13) Minas Ithil Wyrms (87.4, ++)
14) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (87.0, -)
15) Ravenhill Darkwings (84.0, –)
16) Misty Mountain Hops (82.2, ++)
17) Grey Havens Stars (80.1, –)
18) Minas Tirith Titans (77.2, o)
19) Old Forest Merry Fellows (74.1, –)
20) Numenor Kings (72.2, ++)
21) Moria Miners (63.8, ++)
22) Mirkwood Sylvan (61.8, -)
23) Isengard Raiders (61.3, –)
24) Bucklebury Fairies (58.3, –)

Hawks Selected Player of the Week

Monday, May 4th, 2037
Wayne Hawks showed his stuff this past week as the veteran rode a hot streak all the way to Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

The 37-year-old Hops left fielder compiled a .429 average (9-for-21), 4 home runs and 7 RBIs.

This season Hawks is swinging the bat at a .247 rate with 21 hits in 85 at-bats. To date he has hit 4 home runs, scored 13 runs and driven in 9.

SC Votes Eagles Elreogol Top Player

Monday, May 4th, 2037
Issth Elreogol of the Erebor Eagles had an outstanding week and today was voted the Player of the Week by the Shire Conference.

For the week the 26-year-old first baseman batted .355 (11-for-31) with 3 home runs and 11 RBIs.

Elreogol is hitting .376 so far this season with 38 RBIs and 27 runs scored. He has 41 hits including 11 home runs, 5 walks and .397 OBP.

Minas Tirith Helpless Against Celadriendel

Friday, May 1st, 2037
Gandaugrin Celadriendel of the Moria Miners not only shut out Minas Tirith, 2-0, he made it look effortless. Celadriendel stopped them on 1 hit to help the Miners cruise past the Titans. His performance included 5 strikeouts and no walks.