Thursday, December 3rd, 2037
For the first time since 2014, the Shire Conference has named a pitcher as its most valuable player, bestowing the 2037 Aragorn MVP award on Carrock Bears hurler, Eormenred *UrukBane.
*UrukBane, who was also named Gandalf Pitcher of the Year, went 17-5 with a 1.98 ERA and 347 K’s. In 249.2 innings, he walked just 38 hitters for a Conference-best 0.91 WHIP. The six-time All-Star helped lead the Bears to their first Shire Conference title, and despite Carrock’s loss to Dunharrow in the SGCBL championships, he was named MVP for the Return of the King Series in which he tossed a 5-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts in Game 1 and won Game 6 with a complete game, 6-hit, 13 K effort.
Duilin *Silverwolf Lake Town finished 2nd. He hit .322 with 43 HR and 106 RBI for the Archers. Eideron *Knucklebreaker, who won this year’s SC Sam Gamgee Batter award for hitting .320 with 48 HR and 105 RBI, was 3rd in the voting.