Category: Bywater

Division Remains Up for Grabs, but Bywater in Postseason

Saturday, September 29th, 2035
It remains to be seen how the 2035 Bywater Bounders will be remembered, but one thing is now assured – the team will have a chance to win their 2nd Return of the King Series.

On the strength of their 85-75 record, the Bounders today officially punched their ticket for the postseason, although it remains to be seen whether that will be as a division winner.

Goblinmaster Twirls No-Hitter Against Erebor

Friday, September 28th, 2035
Eruushnak Goblinmaster really did a number on the Erebor Eagles at The Water Park today — and that number was zero.

The Bywater Bounders hurler had what he later called “one of the best moments of my life,” tossing a no-hitter and leading the Bounders to victory, 1-0.

“This is something special,” Goblinmaster said. “I knew from the fifth inning that I had a no-hitter working. I tried to get it out of my mind, but you just can’t. They have too many scoreboards in the park. They’re everywhere you look.”

The right-hander faced only 31 batters in the no-hit gem, struck out 9 and walked 4.

“We simply couldn’t get any wood on the ball,” Erebor manager Sarind Cha said when asked about the epic performance. “Goblinmaster was brilliant out there. He certainly had our number.”

To date this season Goblinmaster is 19-11 with 35 starts and an ERA of 2.78 with 330 strikeouts in 249 innings.

Goblinmaster Super — No-Hits Rivendell

Saturday, September 8th, 2035
Eruushnak Goblinmaster relied on excellent pitch selection and pinpoint control to hold Rivendell hitless in a 8-0 win at Royals Stadium today.

“Nobody goes out to pitch a no-hitter,” he said later. “We just go out and try to get a win. A 10-9 win is better than a 1-0 loss. My pitching buddies might not be too happy giving up nine runs but a win is a win. The key to it today was I mixed my pitches well. I kept the Royals off balance and guessing the whole game.”

The 24-year-old starter rung up 9 strikeouts and 1 walk in whipping the Royals.

“When a guy is throwing strikes the way he was and is locating well, it is going to be a long day for any club,” Rivendell skipper Todd Grigol said.

So far this season Goblinmaster has a record of 17-9 with 299 strikeouts and 89 walks in 223 innings and a 2.66 ERA.

Bywater Beats Weathertop 7-0, Goblinmaster Ks 16

Sunday, August 19th, 2035
Everything was working for Eruushnak Goblinmaster today at The Water Park. He had the perfect delivery. The ball was moving. The change up was working.

In an unforgettable performance, the 24-year-old Goblinmaster fanned 16 Witch Kings and sparked the Bywater Bounders to a 7-0 victory over Weathertop. He left Witch Kings hitters mumbling and muttering at the plate. And when he needed a strikeout, he got it.

“I don’t know if there are many times that I’ve seen him throw better,” said Bywater manager Lona Bramble. “His location and command were really something.”

In addition to collecting 16 strikeouts over 8 innings, Goblinmaster allowed 4 hits and 2 walks in a superlative outing.

“I thought I’d make it easy on the guys today,” Goblinmaster said with a smile.

On his stats sheet for the year Goblinmaster shows a 15-7 record, 27 starts, 194.2 innings, 267 strikeouts and a 2.54 ERA.

Goblinmaster Dominates Minas Tirith

Wednesday, July 4th, 2035
Eruushnak Goblinmaster of the Bywater Bounders humiliated the Minas Tirith Titans at The Water Park today, spinning a complete game shutout and holding the visitors to 1 hit.

“He’s got a bunch of different arm angles and his ball was really moving,” said Minas Tirith manager Hob Hilldweller, after the game.

Goblinmaster whiffed 8 and walked 6 in the 5-0 win.

“If I make good pitches, I’m going to get some outs,” Goblinmaster said. “I was making good pitches the entire game.”

Checking out his stats for the season, Goblinmaster has notched 11 wins and 6 losses in 19 starts, 2.91 ERA and struck out 170 batters in 136 innings.