Category: Bywater

SC Names Bounders *Puttifoot Winner

Monday, August 23rd, 2038
His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Ferdinand *Puttifoot was rewarded with the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

The scrappy Bywater Bounders second baseman hit .464 while collecting 13 hits in 28 at-bats, 4 home runs and 10 RBIs.

So far this season *Puttifoot is batting .335 with 46 home runs.

*Puttifoot Week’s Best Player

Monday, August 16th, 2038
Shire Conference pitchers tried and tried all week long to stop Ferdinand *Puttifoot, but to no avail.

His eyes would light up when he came to the plate and he hit everything in sight, batting .462 for the week to win the SC Player of the Week Award. The Bywater second baseman cracked 12 hits in 26 at-bats, 6 home runs, drove in 10 runs and scored 10 times.

*Puttifoot is currently batting .326 with 42 home runs, 98 RBIs and 89 runs scored. He has 135 hits in 414 at-bats.

Lomebrildur Nets SC #1 Pitcher Award

Sunday, August 1st, 2038
Arwuwyn Lomebrildur’s been around the league long enough to appreciate the honor he received today. After going 6-0 in July, the 36-year-old Bywater hurler has been named Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month.

He fanned 38 in 48 innings, logged an ERA of 3.19 and allowed opponents to hit .237 against him.

Thus far this season Lomebrildur has posted a 6-0 record, started 6 games, struck out 38 batters in 48 innings and compiled a 3.19 ERA.

Bywater Bounders Manager, Girith of Rhun, Hurt During Pre-Game Warmups

Wednesday, July 28th, 2038
Bywater manager Girith of Rhun was forced to miss yesterday’s game after taking an errant throw to his head during warmups.

While standing near first base, Catcher, Gail Bilas, threw a ball to his teammate at first – only it sailed right by and caught the inattentive manager in the right ear.

of Rhun wound up being taken to a local hospital to be observed for symptoms of a concussion.

of Rhun is expected to be fully ready for the team’s next game, as all tests for a concussion came back negative.

When reached for comment today, the Bywater Bounders manager saw some humor in the situation.

“Look, I’ve been telling Gail to have confidence in her arm all year and stop soft tossing the ball,” he said. “It’s too bad her best throw of the year was at me and not to his teammate.”

Throatgobbler Stands Out, Choice for Best Pitcher

Thursday, July 1st, 2038
Veteran Gal Throatgobbler put together quite a successful stretch in June for the Bywater Bounders, earning himself the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month award.

Throatgobbler racked up a 5-0 record in 5 starts, posting a 0.88 ERA over 41 innings and striking out 29.

So far this season Throatgobbler has a 10-3 record, 15 starts, 114 innings, 69 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA.

League KO’s Bounders-Archers Players with 4-Game Suspensions

Thursday, June 3rd, 2038
Baseball confrontations occasionally get intense and sometimes that tension becomes too much and boils over into more than just words. This time it happened to Bywater’s Gail Bilas and Lake Town’s Aldo Even. The two were the main participants in a fight that cleared the benches. Today both were suspended by the league for 4 games for their aggressive actions.

“I hope things settle down now,” the manager of the Archers said later. “There’s no reason for us to be locked in a cycle of revenge. We all need to focus on baseball instead.”

Thus far this season in 22 games Bilas is batting .263 with no home runs, 8 RBIs and 8 runs scored. He has 21 hits in 80 at-bats.

Even has compiled an ERA of 1.80 so far this season, winning 1 games with no losses and no saves. In 15 relief appearances he has hurled 20 innings, yielded 15 hits and struck out 19. Opposing hitters have batted .217 against Even.

*Puttifoot Crowned Top SC Hitter in May

Tuesday, June 1st, 2038
Ferdinand *Puttifoot picked up the top batter prize in the Shire Conference for May.

The Bywater second baseman hit .355 with 8 home runs, 17 RBIs and 18 runs scored. He also drew 21 walks to post an OBP of .470.

A look at his season totals shows *Puttifoot with 16 home runs, .337 BA, .450 OBP, 39 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

Lerma’s Season Could be Over

Wednesday, May 26th, 2038
Aldo Lerma has to call it a season. The Bywater Bounders starting pitcher sustained a season-ending injury against the Bree Cheese 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 flexor tendon in his elbow and stated that he would not be able to play for 8 months.

To date this season, Lerma has a record of 4 wins and 2 losses and a 2.65 ERA. He has appeared in 11 games and struck out 53 in 54.1 innings.

*Puttifoot Socks 300th HR

Tuesday, May 18th, 2038
It was a historic day in the life of Ferdinand *Puttifoot. The 27-year-old Bywater second baseman recorded the 300th homer of his career in the Bounders 3-2 triumph over the Mirkwood Sylvan.

In the clubhouse after the game, *Puttifoot told BNN, “I was just looking for a ball to drive, and I got one.”

*Puttifoot has a career .309 average with 1433 hits, 144 doubles, 25 triples, 300 home runs, 817 RBIs, and 890 runs scored to date.

Bywater CL Nolak Fingertorturer Injured

Monday, April 5th, 2038
When Nolak Fingertorturer was hurt against the Rivendell Royals, the Bywater Bounders were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 35-year-old closer suffered a fractured elbow throwing a pitch in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Fingertorturer would miss 5-6 months of the season.