Category: Bywater

Ferdinand *Puttifoot Named SC’s Best Batter

Monday, November 26th, 2040
Ferdinand *Puttifoot of the Bywater Bounders proved that you can step out of the shadows and onto the stage if you’ve got the talent and the drive to hone your skills. Hard work, long hours and a tireless resolve paid off for him today in the form of the Shire Conference Sam Gamgee Batter.

*Puttifoot hit for a .338 average while collecting 187 hits, 15 doubles, 3 triples, 50 home runs, 112 RBIs and scoring 120 times.

He received 19 first place votes out of a possible 24. DeForest *Hamrh of the Mirkwood Sylvan finished second in voting with 5 first place votes, while Duilin *Silverwolf of the Lake Town Archers finished third.

Best SC Reliever Named

Wednesday, November 21st, 2040
His manager and teammates call Celain Buckland a true bullpen ace.

The Shire Conference calls him the winner of the Gwaihir Reliever Award for 2040.

The Bywater Bounders relief specialist out of Rhun, Unknown Lands, won the award with 43 saves in 72 relief appearances, 94 strikeouts in 73.2 innings and 25 walks.

He compiled a record of 8 wins and 3 losses and had a 1.10 ERA.

He received 22 first place votes out of a possible 24. Arwuwyn Tebrimir of the Mirkwood Sylvan finished second in voting, while Tigia Sawen of the Rivendell Royals finished third.

Bywater Wins Ultimate Fantasy Baseball Association Championship!

Saturday, November 10th, 2040
It’s official! The Bywater Bounders are the proud possessors of the Ultimate Fantasy Baseball Association championship trophy. They claimed it with a 6-3 win over the Land of Oz Munchkins to defeat them in the series 4-0. The Bounders manager said, “This is the perfect end to a perfect season.” Commenting on the year he continued, “We had good players … and that’s the bottom line. They worked hard, played hard, hustled … and they had fun.” During the Shire Conference Hobbit Division regular season, Bywater finished first in the standings with a record of 92-70.

Bywater Tops Isengard

Sunday, November 4th, 2040
With a 5-1 win over the Isengard Raiders at Orthanc Stadium today, the Bywater Bounders wrapped up their 2nd title in team history.

The Bounders left little doubt who was the better team. Celebrating a banner year, “team” was the word of the day in the victorious clubhouse after the game.

“Hitting, pitching, fielding; those are all things you need to win, but most importantly you need a team, a team that works together toward the same collective goal,” said Bywater manager Girith of Rhun. “Our players felt that way all year, and they played that way. When one guy had an off day, 24 others stepped up their game and filled the void.”

A jovial mood filled the air as Bywater celebrated into the night. The city’s mayor said parade plans were underway and a “huge celebration” would be in order.

“I hope they have a big celebration,” Isengard manager Golmazh Headgobber said. “They deserved to win this series and they deserve to celebrate it.”

Bywater Takes Two Towers Series in Deciding Game

Friday, October 26th, 2040
The Bywater Bounders are heading to the Return of the King Series, having narrowly defeated the Lake Town Archers.

Bywater edged Lake Town in the series 4-3, with a win at The Water Park in the clinching game by a 6-5 margin.

Ferdinand *Puttifoot turned in a strong offensive performance for the Bounders and got series MVP for his efforts.

“I’ll never turn down another trophy for my mantle, another accomplishment to remember once my career is over,” he said. “What I would really remember, though, is a Return of the King Series win.”

It remains to be seen how the playoffs will conclude, but if *Puttifoot continues to swing a hot bat, his team will no doubt have a chance.

For the series, he hit .480 with a .533 on-base percentage. He had 4 home runs, 7 RBI and scored 7 runs.

The Bywater Bounders will play against the Isengard Raiders in the next round. Isengard won their series against the Ravenhill Darkwings 4 games to 1. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.

Fellowship Series Goes the Distance, Bywater Prevails

Tuesday, October 16th, 2040
Tolkien Baseball fans were certainly not disappointed with this Shire Conference Fellowship Series.

The two teams were evenly matched and the series went to the final game, with the Bywater Bounders prevailing over the Bree Cheese to advance to the Two Towers Series.

Bywater won the final game by a score of 18-5 at The Water Park and that sealed the series 4-3.

“Things were tense in our clubhouse and dugout before and during this game, but we can let loose a bit now — the hard work is over, for now,” said center fielder Isseen Elrithranduil, who earned MVP honors.

For the series, Elrithranduil hit .333 with a .357 on-base percentage. He had 3 home runs, 8 RBI and scored 6 runs.

The Bywater Bounders will play against the Lake Town Archers in the next round. Lake Town won their series against the Mirkwood Sylvan 4 games to 1. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

SC Top Batter Trophy Won by *Puttifoot

Monday, October 1st, 2040
On the heels of a very productive September, Ferdinand *Puttifoot received Shire Conference Batter of the Month recognition today.

The battle-tested second baseman hit .417 for the Bywater Bounders and racked up 13 home runs, 27 RBIs and 24 runs scored.

In 153 games *Puttifoot is hitting .338 this season with 187 hits, 50 home runs, 112 RBIs, 113 walks, .454 OBP and has scored 120 runs.

Bounders Win Tight Shire Conference Hobbit Division Race

Saturday, September 29th, 2040
The Bywater Bounders have won the Shire Conference Hobbit Division.

“We made it. Everything we talked about doing in spring training has come true so far,” said Girith of Rhun. “We’re not done though, there’s still a larger goal in mind.”

Bywater has a record of 91-69 record and will by vying for their 2nd Return of the King Series. It was the club’s 12th Shire Conference Hobbit Division title.

“You never get sick of celebrating something like this,” said second baseman Ferdinand *Puttifoot.

Division Remains Up for Grabs, but Bywater in Postseason

Wednesday, September 26th, 2040
The Shire Conference Hobbit Division crown remains up for grabs, but the Bywater Bounders have already guaranteed themselves a spot in the playoffs after today’s games.

“We’re still hungry for more and to get ourselves in even better position for the playoffs,” said second baseman Ferdinand *Puttifoot.

At a record of 88-69, the Bounders will be trying to finish strong this year, in hopes of sparking a playoff run that leads to the 2nd Return of the King Series victory in franchise history.

SC Player of the Week Chosen

Monday, September 24th, 2040
At the age of 30, Diaus Elembor might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Bywater first baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .500 batting average. For his efforts Elembor collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 10 hits in 20 at-bats, 2 home runs and 5 RBIs last week in 6 games.

For the season Elembor is hitting .286, batted in 98 runs with 25 home runs and 67 runs scored.