Category: Bywater

Belámir Suspended by League

Saturday, June 16th, 2040
Girith Belámir’s disrobing act in yesterday’s loss to the Bucklebury Fairies at The Water Park cost him a 3-game suspension. The league office informed the Bywater Bounders today that their third baseman would be suspended for “his poor conduct and unacceptable behavior that made a farce out of the game.”

After being called out on strikes, Belámir was ejected by the home plate umpire after a heated and animated discussion. In protest for the ejection, he proceeded to throw his bat down, take off his batting gloves, cap, shirt, socks and shoes and left them at home plate, refusing to pick them up.

Asked about the suspension, Belámir sheepishly told reporters, “I did a stupid and embarrassing thing. Let’s just leave it at that.”

Thus far this year Belámir is hitting .259 with 7 home runs, 27 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

Player of the Week: Elembor of the Bounders

Monday, May 14th, 2040
The Player of the Week has been chosen by the Shire Conference. The award went to Diaus Elembor, first baseman of the Bywater Bounders.

In a sensational hitting performance, he wrecked league pitchers with a .520 average to win the honor. Elembor went 13-for-25 for the week, totaled 5 home runs and 8 RBIs and scored 7 times.

Batting .305 to date, Elembor has 10 home runs and 32 RBIs.

Ferdinand *Puttifoot Winner in April

Tuesday, May 1st, 2040
Ferdinand *Puttifoot received the Shire Conference Batter of the Month trophy earlier today for his efforts at the plate this last month.

“He might be getting older,” Bywater’s manager told reporters, “But he’s been around long enough to know what it takes to put a stretch such as this together… and he doesn’t keep that to himself. He’s always talking to the younger guys in the clubhouse helping ’em any way they’ll let him. Ferdinand’s value to our team goes farther than the numbers he puts up on the field.”

To win the honor *Puttifoot put up a .323 batting average, 10 home runs, 25 RBIs and scored 29 times in April.

Aldo Lerma Injured, Out for Year

Saturday, March 17th, 2040
Aldo Lerma has to call it a season. The Bywater Bounders starting pitcher sustained a season-ending injury against the Minas Ithil Wyrms and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Lerma was injured while throwing a pitch. His doctors diagnosed it as a torn rotator cuff and stated that he would not be able to play for 9 months.

Ferdinand *Puttifoot Named Premier SC Player

Sunday, November 20th, 2039
It’s been a year of triumph for veteran Ferdinand *Puttifoot of the Bywater Bounders as he hit his way to the 2039 Shire Conference Sam Gamgee Batter.

The 29-year-old veteran compiled a .311 average and .426 on-base percentage by putting together 177 hits, 25 doubles, no triples, 59 home runs and 114 walks. He also scored 115 times and drove in 132 runs.

DeForest *Hamrh of the Mirkwood Sylvan finished second in voting, while Giden Eladriewen of the Old Forest Merry Fellows finished third.

Two Towers Series Goes the Distance, Bucklebury Prevails

Wednesday, October 26th, 2039
The Bucklebury Fairies and Bywater Bounders put on a classic Two Towers Series that was in question until the final game.

In the end, Bucklebury won the deciding contest by a score of 4-3, to take the series 4-3.

“It doesn’t get much tighter than that. To win a series in the last game is a thrill,” said Fogan Gurinovich, who earned series MVP honors for Bucklebury. “Our guys are breathing a little easier now.”

For the series, Gurinovich hit .355 with a .375 on-base percentage. He had 0 home runs, drove in 2 RBI and scored 5 runs.

The Bucklebury Fairies don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Dunharrow Devils – Dagorlad Disaster series. That series is tied at 3 games apiece. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.

Bounders Hammered by Mulhall, Drop Game 6 to Fairies

The Bucklebury Fairies and the Bywater Bounders will take the Two Towers Series to a decisive 7th game. In a must-win situation today, the Fairies beat the Bounders 5-2 at The Water Park to force the series into what will essentially be a one-game playoff. Bucklebury catcher Born Mulhall was named player of the game in the win after he went 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 singles. He drove in 2 runs and scored once.

Mulhall had a big at-bat with a runner on 2nd in the top of the fourth inning, when he hit a 2-run home run. The Fairies went on to win.

“We cashed in when we had the chance,” said Bucklebury manager Mogan Orebinder.

The next game is set to be played tomorrow at The Water Park. The scheduled starters for the game are Jaime *Kingslayer for Bucklebury and Eiamir Tarsis for Bywater.

Bywater Wins Game 5 in Extras

The Bywater Bounders went into extra innings against the Bucklebury Fairies but ultimately moved to within one game of the Return of the King Series today.

The Bounders downed the Fairies at The Fairie Dome by a score of 5-2. Even as his squad took the loss, Bucklebury right-hander Hozpog Knifecrawler was named player of the game for a solid outing in which he threw 7 innings of 4-hit ball. The win gives the Bounders a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-7 Two Towers Series.

Meriadoc Mugworts chipped in for Bywater with a 3-run home run in the top of the 12th. For the game, the center fielder had 2 hits in 5 at-bats with 1 home run, 1 single, 1 run scored, and 3 RBI.

“It was a good effort all around,” said Mugworts.

The next game is scheduled for Tuesday at The Water Park. The scheduled starters for the game are Roignar Moonbane for the Bucklebury Fairies and Eiamir Tarsis for the the Bywater Bounders.

Bywater Win Evens Series at 2

The Bywater Bounders topped the Bucklebury Fairies by the score of 7-1 and moved into a 2-2 tie in the Two Towers Series today. The largest share of the credit went to player of the game and Bywater starter Meli Rocksnapper, who threw 8 innings of 5-hit ball in the win.

In his 100-pitch effort, Rocksnapper allowed 1 earned run on 5 hits over 8.2 innings. He walked 1 and struck out 3.

“We looked pretty good up and down,” said Bywater manager Girith of Rhun.

Game 5 is scheduled for tomorrow at The Fairie Dome. The scheduled starters for the game are Eiamir Tarsis for Bywater and Hozpog Knifecrawler for Bucklebury.

Bounders Hammered by Bats, Drop Game 3 to Fairies

With left fielder Justin Bats leading the charge, the Bucklebury Fairies defeated the visiting Bywater Bounders, 7-3, in Game 3 of the Two Towers Series today. Bats went 1-3 with a home run and a walk, while scoring 2 times and driving in 4 at The Fairie Dome to help Bucklebury take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Bats had a big at-bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning, when he hit a grand slam. The Fairies went on to win.

“Every team in baseball loses,” Bounders manager Girith of Rhun said. “We’re in the playoffs and we still have the same guys that got us here. We’ll bounce back.”

Game 4 is set to be played tomorrow at The Fairie Dome. Slated to start are Eiamir Tarsis for the Bywater Bounders and Vatok Marquez for the the Bucklebury Fairies.