Category: Bucklebury

Bounders Win to Extend Series Lead to 3-0

Saturday, October 16, 2038
The Bywater Bounders moved to within one game of the Two Towers Series today, downing the Rivendell Royals on the road at Royals Stadium by a score of 4-2. Bounders right-hander Gal Throatgobbler was named player of the game after a strong outing in which he threw 8 innings of 6-hit ball. The win gives the Bounders a 3-0 advantage in the best-of-7 Fellowship Series.

Bywater designated hitter Gail Bilas contributed to the cause with a triple in the top of the first. For the game, Bilas was 3 for 4 with a triple and 2 singles, while adding 2 RBI and scoring once.

“I really like what we did out there today,” Bilas said after the game.

The next game is scheduled for tomorrow at Royals Stadium. Slated to start are Meli Rocksnapper for the Bywater Bounders and Crystal Goodrich for the the Rivendell Royals.

Veteran Bats Hits Three Dingers

Thursday, August 26th, 2038
In a powerful performance that left the fans at Shire Greens Stadium buzzing, Bucklebury Fairies left fielder Justin Bats blasted a trio of home runs en route to a 8-4 win over the Old Forest Merry Fellows.

“Everything was clicking,” Bats told the press. “My timing was good and I got pitches I could handle and I didn’t miss them.”

Bats shined brilliantly in the win, with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 6 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

“It’s not just one guy, it’s everybody,” Fairies manager Mogan Orebinder said. “Justin played great but it takes more than one guy to win a game.”

Justin Bats struck out in the 1st, flied out in the 3rd, hit a solo-shot off Gundabald Headstrong in the 6th, hit a solo-shot off Vark Gnomehammer in the 8th and hit a GRAND SLAM off Vark Gnomehammer in the 9th.

So far this year Bats is hitting .237 with 19 home runs.

Bucklebury’s the Iron Giant Winner, SC Best Hitter in July

Sunday, August 1st, 2038
Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 32-year-old Galiamir the Iron Giant put together a solid offensive month for Bucklebury and was crowned July’s top batter in the Shire Conference.

He batted .396 with 10 home runs, 30 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

the Iron Giant has a .291 average and a .325 on-base percentage for the year. He has picked up 116 hits, 26 home runs and driven in 78 runs.

Fairies Trade Rymer to Darkwings for Eavesdropper

Saturday, July 31st, 2038
The Bucklebury Fairies announced a deal with the Darkwings today, sending 25-year-old RHP Eillf Rymer and 20-year-old minor league RHP Borun Braegen to Ravenhill for 20-year-old minor league 3B Bucca Brownlock and 22-year-old minor league SS Dudo Eavesdropper. 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.

In 12 starts this season Rymer has recorded a 3-6 record and a 4.42 ERA.

Veteran the Iron Giant Hits Three Dingers

Tuesday, July 27th, 2038
The old superstition that “bad news comes in threes” certainly came true for the Bywater Bounders today.

Bucklebury second baseman Galiamir the Iron Giant tripled up on the home runs to propel the Fairies to the 17-1 win at The Fairie Dome.

“We had our chances to win the game, but we just didn’t come through,” Bywater manager Girith of Rhun said. “the Iron Giant hit the heck out of the ball.”

In addition to the homers, the Iron Giant collected 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 7 RBIs and scored 3 runs.

“Easy swings get you home runs,” he said after the game. “I kept telling myself not to press. They have to be nice and easy swings.”

Galiamir the Iron Giant flied out in the 1st, walked in the 3rd, hit a three-run home run off Gal Throatgobbler in the 4th, hit a three-run home run off Bogak Anvilrender in the 6th and hit a solo-shot off Skradreg Spleensmasher in the 7th.

In 97 games this season the Iron Giant is batting .292 with 113 hits and 25 home runs. He has scored 46 runs and driven in 73.

SC Player of the Week Goes to the Iron Giant of Bucklebury

Monday, July 12th, 2038
It was announced today by the Shire Conference that Bucklebury second baseman Galiamir the Iron Giant had received the Player of the Week Trophy for his superlative play last week.

During his week-long batting binge he reeled off a .583 batting average, 7 hits and 3 home runs. the Iron Giant also racked up 8 RBIs and scored 4 runs.

the Iron Giant is batting .282 this year with 21 home runs, 61 RBIs and 37 runs scored. He has 94 hits in 333 at-bats.

Jesse Faroden Inducted into Hall Of Fame

Wednesday, June 30th, 2038
Someone once said, “There’s no crying in baseball.” But the tears were flowing in abundance today at the Hall of Fame induction of baseball great Jesse Faroden. They were tears of joy.

The superstar hurler got quite emotional at times during his speech as he retraced his journey from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of success in the baseball world.

He told the audience, “The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second greatest feeling is to lose a major league game. For someone who truly loved playing baseball, I couldn’t really lose either way. Just to be on a baseball diamond is a wonderful feeling. Life just doesn’t get any better than that. I will really miss it.”

Baseball newest legend ended his career at age 39 with 219 wins and 150 defeats and compiled a 3.73 ERA. Faroden made 485 appearances and struck out 3620 in 3334.1 innings. Teams hit a composite .231 against him.

Hall of Fame Inducts Starting Pitcher

Wednesday, June 30th, 2038
The Tolkien Baseball made it official today. They honored one of the best pitchers to ever step on the mound. In recognition of a superlative career, Duudak Heartmasher today joined the other legends in the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame.

He was introduced by his favorite manager, who said, “To be a successful manager you have to have two things: faith in God above … and several pitchers like Duudak Heartmasher on the mound.”

Baseball’s newest legend comes with great credentials. He entered the Hall with a 227-128 record, a 3.65 ERA, and 3681 strikeouts in 3212.1 innings. He retired from baseball at age 38.

Kobolds, Fairies Make Deal

Friday, June 18th, 2038
The Kobolds and Fairies announced a deal that was completed today. Forgotten Realms sent 30-year-old RHP Geagast the Thinker and 22-year-old minor league C Aimo Lenire to Bucklebury for 22-year-old minor league LHP Frodo Willow and 18-year-old minor league 3B Angelica Boffin. Both teams appear happy with the outcome of the trade. The general managers told the Baseball News Network they felt the swap was beneficial for all parties involved.

This year the Thinker has a 2-6 record with a 5.17 ERA.

Bats Swats #300

Sunday, May 23rd, 2038
Bucklebury Fairies slugging left fielder Justin Bats swatted his way to the 300 home run mark today as the Fairies fell to the Mirkwood 4-1.

For his part, Bats chipped in 1 run batted in, scored 1 run and collected 1 hit in 2 at-bats, but it was not enough to turn the tide.

“It was a special day for Justin,” the team publicist said afterward. “He was disappointed at the result, but everyone was all smiles as he crossed home plate. We’re proud of him.”

In his 1849-game career, Bats has hit at a .272 clip and collected 1832 hits with 408 doubles, 41 triples, 300 homers, and 1044 RBIs.