Category: Bywater

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.

Fairies Clip Bounders 5-4 in Game 2

The Bucklebury Fairies topped the Bywater Bounders by the score of 5-4 and moved into a 1-1 tie in the Two Towers Series today. The largest share of the credit went to player of the game and Bucklebury starter Roignar Moonbane, who threw 7 innings of 6-hit ball in the win.

Gimli Redear’s hit in the top of the ninth was a game-changer. With two out, he rapped a fastball from Celain Buckland for a run-scoring double. It put Bucklebury in front, 5-4.

“We’re one game closer to our goal,” Bucklebury manager Mogan Orebinder said later. “It isn’t any more complicated than that.”

Game 3 is set to be played Friday at The Fairie Dome. Slated to start are Eiamir Tarsis for Bywater and Vatok Marquez for Bucklebury.

Two Towers Series Game 1 Victory for Anvilrender and Bywater

Bogak Anvilrender and the Bywater Bounders opened the Two Towers Series in brilliant fashion today, shutting out the visiting Bucklebury Fairies at The Water Park 8-0 and securing an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Anvilrender, the Bounders left-hander, was named player of the game as he came in in relief and pitched to 19 batters .

Tied up with the Fairies in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Bounders got a boost from first baseman Diaus Elembor. With a runner on 1st, Elembor saw a 2-2 forkball from Hozpog Knifecrawler and hit a 2-run home run to break the stalemate and put Bywater on top, 2-0.

“I thought we played a nice game,” Anvilrender told the Bywater Daily News. “Good pitching, timely hitting, it was all there.”

Game 2 is scheduled for tomorrow at The Water Park. Slated to start are Vatok Marquez for the Bucklebury Fairies and Eiamir Tarsis for the the Bywater Bounders.

Bounders Prevail, as Fellowship Series Goes to the Wire

Monday, October 17th, 2039
The Bywater Bounders and Moria Miners put on a classic Fellowship Series that was in question until the final game.

In the end, Bywater won the deciding contest by a score of 6-1, 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 Meriadoc Mugworts, who earned series MVP honors for Bywater. “Our guys are breathing a little easier now.”

For the series, Mugworts hit .480 with a .519 on-base percentage. He had 2 home runs, drove in 5 RBI and scored 5 runs.

The Bywater Bounders will play against the Bucklebury Fairies in the next round. Bucklebury won their series against the Mirkwood Sylvan 4 games to 2. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

Moria Overcomes 2 HRs from Mugworts, Series Tied

Bywater center fielder Meriadoc Mugworts pounded Moria pitchers at Khazad-dum Stadium, but it was not enough to keep the Bounders from losing in a walk-off. The Miners fell 6-5 in Game 6 of the Fellowship Series. Mugworts went 2 for 2 with 2 home runs and 2 walks. He drove in 3 runs and scored twice and was named player of the game for his efforts, even as he saw the Bounders slip into a 3-3 tie in the best-of-7 series.

Gleran Rockcrusher had a nice at-bat for the Miners with one out in the bottom of the tenth. With a runner on 2nd, the center fielder drew a walk, which would prove important in the Moria win.

“We were able to get some things going offensively,” said Rockcrusher.

The next game is scheduled for tomorrow at Khazad-dum Stadium. Slated to start are Eiamir Tarsis for Bywater and Yoshimi Lightloafer for Moria.