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Weekly Team Power Rankings
Monday, August 17th, 2026
Here are the current team power rankings for World Independant League:

Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Gloucester Fishermen (108.1, +)
2) Manchester Maulers (107.5, +)
3) Kuwana Steel Dragons (95.6, -)
4) Niihama-shi Ghosts (95.6, o)
5) Long Beach Oilers (87.4, o)
6) Kure Arsenal (84.5, o)
7) New Jersey Hitmen (76.5, o)
8) Charleston Statesmen (63.1, o)
BNN Stats: Batting Split Stats Leaders
Monday, August 17th, 2026
Here is a peek at the top 5 hitters leading the World Independant League in home runs with runners in scoring position.

Tomás Alomar, GLO, 13
Ken Loyd, CST, 11
Toshiyuki Yoshida, NII, 8
Bo Banks, LB, 6
Joe Barton, GLO, 6
Pinksen's Strong Week Earns WIL Trophy
Monday, August 17th, 2026
Today the World Independant League announced the Player of the Week Award. This week's honoree is Niihama-shi second baseman Bob Pinksen. When he steps into the batter's box, it's usually bad news for pitchers.

For the week he batted .593 (16-for-27) with no home runs and 5 RBIs.

In his season totals, Pinksen has 9 home runs, .345 BA, .366 OBP, 57 RBIs and 53 runs scored. He has played in 115 games.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Steve Collette - NJ
.361
2 Marc Bourbonnais MAN .356
3 Bob King NJ .351
4 Bob Pinksen NII .345
5 Haden Shawver KUR .336
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Toshiyuki Yoshida - NII
35
2 Tomás Alomar GLO 33
3 Jorge Jiménez LB 27
4 Ken Loyd CST 25
5 Ernesto Villalobos MAN 23
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Tomás Alomar - GLO
93
2 Toshiyuki Yoshida NII 92
3 Michinaga Hashimoto MAN 89
4 Jorge Jiménez LB 87
5 Ken Loyd CST 82
LEAGUE LEADERS W
Eduardo Herrera - GLO
14
2 Thurman Collins GLO 12
2 Jorge Jiménez CST 12
4 Stephen Clark NJ 11
5 3 tied with   10
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Eduardo Herrera - GLO
1.94
2 Xavier González MAN 2.44
3 Masaru Yamamoto NII 2.57
4 Suezo Inoue KUW 2.63
5 Ernest Singleton KUW 2.75
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Xavier González - MAN
165
2 Ernest Singleton KUW 157
3 Brian Butler MAN 146
4 Yujiro Kondo CST 145
5 2 tied with   140
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STANDINGS
East Division W L PCT GB
Gloucester Fishermen 67 50 .573 -
Manchester Maulers 66 51 .564 1.0
New Jersey Hitmen 53 64 .453 14.0
Charleston Statesmen 42 76 .356 25.5
West Division W L PCT GB
Kuwana Steel Dragons 63 52 .548 -
Niihama-shi Ghosts 62 56 .525 2.5
Kure Arsenal 60 58 .508 4.5
Long Beach Oilers 56 62 .475 8.5
YESTERDAY'S GAMES -
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Kure Charleston 2-7 7:05 pm EST J.Jiménez (12-7, 3.06 ERA) Y.Maeda (1-9, 4.24 ERA)
Long Beach Manchester 0-2 7:05 pm EST H.Kobayashi (8-8, 4.01 ERA) G.Lozano (3-2, 2.43 ERA)
Gloucester Kuwana 6-4 7:05 pm EST M.Heredia (5-4, 4.22 ERA) E.Singleton (10-7, 2.75 ERA)
New Jersey Niihama-shi 2-3 7:05 pm EST R.Miner (10-4, 2.93 ERA) F.Alberti (2-4, 3.70 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES -
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Long Beach (56-62, Road: 24-38) Charleston (42-76, Home: 27-32) 7:05 pm EST LHP R.Wilson (8-8, 3.48 ERA) RHP K.Gallegos (3-5, 5.51 ERA)
Kure (60-58, Road: 27-29) Manchester (66-51, Home: 38-21) 7:05 pm EST LHP T.Mizutani (6-7, 2.82 ERA) LHP B.Soto (8-5, 2.88 ERA)
New Jersey (53-64, Road: 26-31) Kuwana (63-52, Home: 29-30) 7:05 pm EST RHP S.Clark (11-9, 3.33 ERA) LHP M.Rivera (7-4, 3.67 ERA)
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