Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, May 19th, 2042
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Minas Morgul Slayers (130.2, o)
2) Mirkwood Sylvan (113.2, ++)
3) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (112.9, o)
4) Bucklebury Fairies (109.2, -)
5) Old Forest Merry Fellows (107.2, o)
6) Isengard Raiders (105.3, +)
7) Dunharrow Devils (105.2, -)
8) Minas Tirith Titans (105.2, -)
9) Minas Ithil Wyrms (102.2, –)
10) Lake Town Archers (100.5, +)
11) Grey Havens Stars (99.0, ++)
12) Numenor Kings (88.6, -)
13) Bree Cheese (88.3, ++)
14) Dol Guldur Dragons (86.6, +)
15) Moria Miners (81.5, ++)
16) Dagorlad Disaster (78.0, o)
17) Ravenhill Darkwings (74.0, ++)
18) Misty Mountain Hops (69.8, +)
19) Rivendell Royals (69.5, –)
20) Carrock Bears (69.1, +)
21) Erebor Eagles (66.1, ++)
22) Weathertop Witch Kings (65.1, –)
23) Bywater Bounders (64.1, –)
24) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (64.0, -)

Week’s #1 Player: Dagorlad’s Nave

Monday, May 19th, 2042
25-year-old Porb Nave sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought him the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

A newcomer to the league, Nave made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .714 average, 10 hits in 14 at-bats, no home runs and 3 RBI.

Where the Dagorlad Disaster second baseman goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but Nave certainly made his mark last week.

This year Nave is hitting .189 with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs to his credit. He has gotten on base at a .252 clip and scored 7 runs.

*Hamrh Week’s Best in SC

Monday, May 19th, 2042
This week’s top performer in the Shire Conference was catcher DeForest *Hamrh of the Mirkwood Sylvan.

He pounded out a .560 average and was voted the Player of the Week. Over the last week *Hamrh connected for 14 hits in 25 at-bats and 1 home run, drove in 5 runs and scored 11 times.

A look at his season totals shows *Hamrh with 4 home runs, .386 BA, .483 OBP, 20 RBIs and 33 runs scored.

Zero Hour: Pennypacker Blanks Dragons

Saturday, May 17th, 2042
Grey Havens Stars right-hander Estella Pennypacker used her full arsenal today to shoot down the Dol Guldur Dragons 1-0. All day long, she exhibited fine command of all her pitches, giving up no walks and striking out 12. Pennypacker allowed 1 hit to Dol Guldur in the victory.

“It felt like my catcher and I were on the same page all day, and Dol Guldur was on a way, way different page,” Pennypacker said.

In 8 starts this year Pennypacker has fashioned a 5-0 record and a 1.02 ERA.

bin Hudhayfah and Orlovsky Suspended 7 Games

Saturday, May 17th, 2042
A bench-clearing brawl marred the Bree-Rivendell game at Bree-Land Ballpark yesterday and resulted in two players being suspended today by the league office. The Cheese Hyun-jong bin Hudhayfah and the Royals Lantina Orlovsky were ejected from the game for fighting. Both players will have to sit out 7 games.

Looking at his season stats, bin Hudhayfah has compiled a .289 batting average and a .347 on-base percentage, while hitting 1 home run and driving in 4 runs.

In pitching stats this season Orlovsky has rung up 3 wins and 2 losses in 7 games. He has an ERA of 2.59 and has fanned 46 batters in 48.2 innings.

SGCBL News: Draft Pool Revealed

Friday, May 16th, 2042
The list of players who have declared for the first-year player draft was announced earlier today. BNN will have special coverage dedicated to this draft. Just look in the transaction section for the special page dedicated to the young players hoping to make a name for themselves in the show.

Teams now have a chance to scout the draft pool for 30 days before the draft is held.

The early favorites to be high picks are the following:
1. Torjus Nicolaescu, 17 year-old CF out of high-school.
2. Zurthug the Masher, 18 year-old LF out of high-school.
3. Tiarshus Dembowski, 20 year-old C out of college.
4. Snaglut BaldivĂ­a, 18 year-old LHP out of high-school.
5. Gurdag Toepunisher, 17 year-old LF out of high-school.
6. Lily Taralom, 19 year-old RHP out of college.
7. Rollo Samuelson, 17 year-old LF out of high-school.
8. Hildigrim Marblerage, 17 year-old RF out of high-school.
9. Bruggug Footthrower, 18 year-old CF out of high-school.
10. Aniteja Earolas, 19 year-old 3B out of college.

The official OSA Mock Draft will be released on the day of the draft, or you can review the draft pool on the draft page.

Rivendell-WeMadeIt Trade: Tyrneladhelu for Fingereater

Monday, May 12th, 2042
It is being reported in WeMadeIt that the Crashlanders and the Rivendell Royals have agreed on a trade. According to anonymous sources 25-year-old minor league LF Suzbag Fingereater will be dealt to the Royals in return for 28-year-old CF Danak Tyrneladhelu.

Rivendell Trades Oreshaker for Earthsea’s Tunnelsnapper

Monday, May 12th, 2042
According to BNN there were mixed emotions by the players involved in the trade between the Rivendell Royals and the Earthsea Dragons. As part of the deal, the Royals swapped 37-year-old RHP Tigan Oreshaker to the Dragons getting 29-year-old C Rifur Tunnelsnapper and 19-year-old minor league RHP Rimbo Sertori in return. The players indicated it was good to get a fresh new start in another city, but it was difficult to leave your friends on the old team.

Oreshaker has a career record of 38-33 with a 3.93 ERA. In 596 games he has recorded 121 saves and the 37-year-old has 711 strikeouts in 711.1 innings of work.

Rivendell Royals Ship Nunduil to Earthsea

Monday, May 12th, 2042
Lord Elladan, general manager of the Rivendell Royals, has signed off on a trade for Earthsea’s 35-year-old RHP Arwauhir The Sling and 31-year-old LF Justin Willowbottom. To complete the deal, the Royals will send 29-year-old LF Ullla Nunduil, 35-year-old RHP Isor Arkenston and 20-year-old minor league CF Caramella Nightstalker to the Dragons.

For the year Nunduil is batting .179 with 22 hits and 7 home runs. He has scored 13 times and driven in 15.

Lifetime in 179 games Willowbottom is batting .276 with 21 home runs and 67 RBIs.

Weekly Team Power Rankings

Monday, May 12th, 2042
Here are the current team power rankings for Tolkien Baseball:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Minas Morgul Slayers (137.8, ++)
2) Bucklebury Fairies (117.9, ++)
3) Lothlorien Lumberjacks (117.1, -)
4) Minas Ithil Wyrms (113.5, -)
5) Old Forest Merry Fellows (106.3, ++)
6) Dunharrow Devils (104.3, -)
7) Minas Tirith Titans (103.9, -)
8) Isengard Raiders (100.9, ++)
9) Rivendell Royals (98.6, +)
10) Numenor Kings (94.9, ++)
11) Lake Town Archers (94.6, +)
12) Mirkwood Sylvan (94.6, –)
13) Bywater Bounders (83.8, ++)
14) Grey Havens Stars (82.9, –)
15) Dol Guldur Dragons (82.4, o)
16) Dagorlad Disaster (78.3, –)
17) Bree Cheese (75.8, o)
18) Weathertop Witch Kings (75.8, +)
19) Misty Mountain Hops (74.4, –)
20) Moria Miners (74.1, +)
21) Ravenhill Darkwings (72.7, +)
22) Carrock Bears (59.5, –)
23) Dead Marshes Uruk-hai (56.0, +)
24) Erebor Eagles (54.5, –)