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2030 Champion

Minas Ithil
Minas Ithil Wyrms

2030 Awards

Aragorn MVP
Shire: B. *Trollbasher (MI)
Mordor: B. Moss (DM)

Gandalf Pitcher Award
Shire: N. Celorfilad (MI)
Mordor: B. Moss (DM)

Sam Gamgee Batter Award
Shire: B. *Trollbasher (MI)
Mordor: T. *Gomdrol (MM)

Gwaihir Reliever Award
Shire: J. Tinovorsh (RIV)
Mordor: M. Ta'Quan (WT)

Frodo Rookie Award
Shire: D. *Silverwolf (LT)
Mordor: F. *Baggins (RAV)

2029 Champion

Minas Ithil
Minas Ithil Wyrms

2028 Champion

Minas Ithil
Minas Ithil Wyrms

2027 Champion

Moria
Moria Miners

2026 Champion

Ravenhill
Ravenhill Darkwings

2025 Champion

Minas Morgul
Minas Morgul Slayers

2024 Champion

Bucklebury
Bucklebury Fairies

2023 Champion

Bucklebury
Bucklebury Fairies

2022 Champion

Misty Mountain
Misty Mountain Hops

2021 Champion

Isengard
Isengard Raiders

2020 Champion

Mirkwood
Mirkwood Marauders

2019 Champion

Old Forest
Old Forest Merry Fellows

2018 Champion

Isengard Raiders
Isengard Raiders

2017 Champion

Bywater Bounders
Bywater Bounders

2016 Champion

Old Forest Merry Fellows
Old Forest Merry Fellows

2015 Champion

Bree Cheese
Bree Cheese

2014 Champion

Dunharrow Devils
Dunharrow Devils

2013 Champion

Misty Mountain Hops
Misty Mountain Hops

2012 Champion

Dagorlad Disaster
Dagorlad Disaster

2011 Champion

Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2010 Champion

Minas Morgul Slayers
Minas Morgul Slayers

2009 Champion

Old Forest Merry Fellows
Old Forest Merry Fellows

2008 Champion

2008 Numenor Kings
Numenor Kings

2007 Champion

2007 Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2006 Champion

2006 Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2005 Champion

2005 Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2004 Champion

2004 Numenor Kings
Numenor Kings

2003 Champion

2003 Wilderland Wargs
Wilderland Wargs



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(July 27, 2015) Posted: 7:53 PM EDT.

Hobbit Series Goes the Distance, Minas Morgul Prevails

Wednesday, October 1st, 2031
The Minas Morgul Slayers and Dead Marshes Uruk-hai tangled in a hard-fought Hobbit Series that needed to go the distance to find a winner.

That winner was Minas Morgul, with a 4-3 win at Sylvan Cove in the final game, to wrap the series 2-1.

"You saw our reaction when we won, I think that says it all," said Chukky Kendrick of his team's raucous celebration that quickly spilled onto the field and then subsequently into the team's locker room.

"Our guys are pretty excited for the Fellowship Series."

For the series Kendrick put up an MVP performance, hitting .455 with a .417 on-base percentage, with 0 home runs, 1 RBI and 3 runs scored.

The Minas Morgul Slayers will play against the Ravenhill Darkwings in the next round. Ravenhill had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.

Link to this story | more from Dead Marshes, more from League News, more from Minas Morgul

Sylvan Prevail, as Hobbit Series Goes to the Wire

Wednesday, October 1st, 2031
Mirkwood Sylvan won a nail-biting series from the Moria Miners 2-1, wrapping up the Hobbit Series finale 4-1 at Khazad-dum Stadium.

Sylvan center fielder Jesus Barnwell was named the series MVP.

He batted .333, drove in 5 runs and scored 2 to lead Mirkwood into the next round of play.

The Mirkwood Sylvan will play against the Bree Cheese in the next round. Bree had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes..

Link to this story | more from League News, more from Mirkwood, more from Moria

Rowan Hill Suffers Injury

Monday, September 29th, 2031
Minas Morgul reliever Rowan Hill left today's game with a torn meniscus. The injury looked like it occurred throwing a pitch in the game against Dead Marshes. One fan said, "As soon as it happened, you could tell something was wrong." The injury will likely leave the Slayers without Hill for about 3 months.

Hill's record this season is 1-and-3 with 7 saves and a 1.39 ERA. He has given up 36 hits in 64.2 innings with 80 strikeouts.

(July 23, 2015) Posted: 6:50 PM EDT.

MC Batting Title Goes to Isengard's Gamama


Friday, September 26th, 2031
This season Isengard second baseman Tella Gamama won the Mordor Conference batting crown.

His .340 average led everyone in 2031. Gamama's season stats included 196 hits, 19 home runs, 88 runs scored and 67 RBIs.

Link to this story | more from Isengard, more from League News

Brutus *Trollbasher Wins 2031 SC Batting Crown


Friday, September 26th, 2031
"I had so much fun, I was sorry to see the season come to an end."

So said Minas Ithil's Brutus *Trollbasher as he accepted the award for winning the 2031 Shire Conference batting title.

The 26-year-old catcher earned the award by hitting .355. For the season, *Trollbasher played in 138 games and had 195 hits, 40 home runs, scored 124 runs and collected 111 RBIs.

Playoff Bound: Sylvan Win Wild Card

Friday, September 26th, 2031
The Mirkwood Sylvan could very well have acquired some new fans late this season, as the team's 2031 playoff chase saw them win the wild card as the season wound to a close.

"It's a pretty exciting time to be a fan of the Sylvan. I think we had people on the edge of their seats wondering what would happen," said catcher DeForest *Hamrh.

What ended up happening is that the team's 81-81 record has allowed it to move on to the postseason, with a chance to win the 6th Return of the King Series in franchise history.

"It's only going to get more exciting from here on in," *Hamrh said.

No Late-Season Magic Coming: Bywater Out of Playoffs

Friday, September 26th, 2031
The Bywater Bounders will soon be packing their bags and heading home for the year. This season won't contain a playoff run for the club, as Bywater was mathematically eliminated from playoff contention today.

Bywater last appeared in the postseason in 2024. This is their 7th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 17 times in their 28-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Bounders have missed the playoffs 6 times.

Dead Marshes Celebrates Wild Card Win

Thursday, September 25th, 2031
The Dead Marshes Uruk-hai have won a wild card position and are off to the postseason.

"Of course we set out to win the division, but in the end it doesn't matter how you get into the playoffs, as long as you get there," said starting pitcher Bulbo Moss.

The team's record is currently 80-81 and they will be looking to win the 1st Tolkien Baseball championship in team history.

Kings Come up Short of Playoffs

Thursday, September 25th, 2031
While some Tolkien Baseball pundits anticipated the Numenor Kings would be in this year's playoffs, that won't be the case. The Kings have been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.

Before this season, the Kings last missed the playoffs in 2029. In the 28 years they have been a Tolkien Baseball franchise, they have missed the playoffs 20 times. In the last 10 years, they have missed the playoffs 9 times. Numenor last won the Return of the King Series in 2008.

Miners Clinches Wild Card

Thursday, September 25th, 2031
There's more drama in store for fans of the Moria Miners.

The team has narrowly won a wild card berth in the season's final days and now will be looking to parlay that into the 2nd Return of the King Series championship in team history.

"Never in doubt, we knew we'd get in," joked starting pitcher Porto Moss as he mockingly wiped sweat from his brow. "Now that we're in, we can relax a bit."

But there won't be too much relaxing, as the Tolkien Baseball playoffs are right around the corner.

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