Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, August 17th, 2037
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Carrock Bears (116.2, +)
2) Ravenhill Darkwings (115.4, -)
3) Minas Morgul Slayers (105.0, ++)
4) Mirkwood Sylvan (104.9, -)
5) Bree Cheese (104.0, -)
6) Bywater Bounders (103.1, -)
7) Dol Guldur Dragons (101.3, o)
8) Old Forest Merry Fellows (96.9, ++)
9) Dunharrow Devils (94.5, –)
10) Isengard Raiders (94.3, +)
11) Grey Havens Stars (93.2, ++)
12) Minas Tirith Titans (91.2, ++)
13) Dagorlad Disaster (88.3, –)
14) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (87.9, ++)
15) Weathertop Witch Kings (87.8, –)
16) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (83.6, -)
17) Lake Town Archers (83.3, -)
18) Erebor Eagles (82.8, –)
19) Minas Ithil Wyrms (81.6, -)
20) Misty Mountain Hops (74.5, +)
21) Rivendell Royals (73.9, -)
22) Moria Miners (69.7, +)
23) Bucklebury Fairies (67.8, -)
24) Numenor Kings (59.8, o)

MC Awards Player of the Week

Monday, August 17th, 2037
Borthak the Wicked is respected by most Dagorlad Disaster fans for his no-frills style of play. The 29-year-old first baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .500 average (12-for-24) with 2 home runs, 9 RBIs and 5 runs scored.

This year the Wicked has hit at a .284 clip with 105 hits, 14 home runs, 65 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

Toothbelly SC’s Best of the Week

Monday, August 17th, 2037
Gromghash Toothbelly stepped up to the plate in a big way last week and today he took home the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

The Carrock shortstop ripped opposing pitchers for 11 hits in 21 at-bats and 3 home runs. He put together a sizzling .524 batting average as he knocked in 8 runs and scored 7 times.

Thus far this season Toothbelly is hitting .256 with 13 home runs, 53 RBIs and 63 runs scored. He has 113 hits in 441 at-bats and has played in 112 games.

Year Ends for Clarence Buckland in Moria

Saturday, August 15th, 2037
Clarence Buckland has to call it a season. The Moria Miners closer sustained a season-ending injury against the Minas Ithil Wyrms and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Buckland was injured while throwing a pitch. His doctors diagnosed it as a torn back muscle and stated that he would not be able to play for 4-5 months.

Buckland has 43 relief appearances this year with 24 saves. Buckland has also compiled a 3-5 won-lost mark with a 3.91 ERA. In 53 innings he has fanned 37.

Titans, Royals Agree to Swap

Friday, August 14th, 2037
The Minas Tirith Titans announced a deal with the Royals today, sending 30-year-old SS Gundabald Bunce to Rivendell for 25-year-old minor league RHP Lomli Bromburg and 23-year-old minor league RHP Iago Banks. It had been talked about for the past few weeks and everything came together late last night. All players are expected to be joining their respective clubs shortly.

For the season Bunce is hitting .348, batted in 26 runs with 8 home runs and 22 runs scored.