Category: Carrock

Anaril Hits for the Cycle

Saturday, June 5th, 2038
Thailla Anaril punished the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai today, leading the Bears to a 10-1 win. In doing so, Anaril hit for the cycle, tagging the Uruk-hai for 4 hits in 5 at-bats.

A player hitting a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game is one of the more unusual feats in professional baseball and typically happens only a couple times per season.

“Well, I didn’t expect that to happen,” the Carrock third baseman said after the game. “I got some great pitches and I hit their mistakes.”

Anaril also had 4 runs batted in and 1 run scored in the game at Uruk-hai Field.

Thailla Anaril tripled in the 2nd, hit an RBI double in the 3rd, hit a two-run home run off Khyssoun Never in the 5th, hit an RBI single in the 6th and flied out in the 8th.

Presently Anaril is batting .256 with 51 hits and 2 home runs. He has knocked in 13 runs and scored 16 times.

Best Pitcher Picked by Shire Conference

Saturday, May 1st, 2038
Despite the number of years he’s been in the league, Eormenred *UrukBane still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in April. The 27-year-old starter for Carrock was named Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

He collected 5 wins and no losses with 56 strikeouts in his 5 starts, putting up a fine 1.54 ERA in 41 innings of work.

Kognar Moonkiller Wins SC Trophy

Monday, April 19th, 2038
This week’s Player of the Week was Kognar Moonkiller of the Carrock Bears.

His big bat belted and blasted Shire Conference pitching for 12 hits in 25 at-bats, 4 home runs and 10 RBIs while hitting .480 and scoring 6 runs.

Carrock Pitcher Named MVP

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.

SC’s Top Pitcher is *UrukBane

Saturday, November 28th, 2037
Eormenred *UrukBane joined an elite group of pitchers today by picking up the Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award for 2037.

The 26-year-old hurler finished the year 17-5 for the Carrock Bears, piling up 249.2 innings, registering 347 strikeouts and walking 38 on his way to a solid 1.98 ERA.

He received 22 first place votes out of a possible 24. Eruushnak Goblinmaster of the Bywater Bounders finished second in voting, while Garon Paddywhack of the Lake Town Archers finished third with 1 first place vote.

Player – Team – First Place – Total Points
Eormenred *UrukBane – Carrock Bears – 22 – 173
Eruushnak Goblinmaster – Bywater Bounders – 0 – 84
Garon Paddywhack – Lake Town Archers – 1 – 77
Elraugast Isaiwyn – Mirkwood Sylvan – 0 – 46
Lomli Ironfist – Minas Tirith Titans – 0 – 20
Nolak Fingertorturer – Bywater Bounders – 1 – 12
Ludrak Trollgobbler – Mirkwood Sylvan – 0 – 8
Groin Overturf – Mirkwood Sylvan – 0 – 6
Meriamli Rockcrusher – Bree Cheese – 0 – 3
Papa Weidner – Carrock Bears – 0 – 3

SC Top Manager is Banks of Carrock

Friday, November 27th, 2037
The Carrock Bears coaching staff broke out the bubbly when Manager Longo Banks was announced as 2037 Shire Conference Manager of the Year.

He skippered the Bears to a 105-57 record this year and a first place finish in the Shire Conference Dwarf Division.

To a man, they all agreed that their boss was most deserving of the award. All had glowing words to say about this year’s winning manager.

“He just has a way with people. Coaches and players alike love him.”

Bears Heading to Return of the King Series

Wednesday, October 28th, 2037
The Carrock Bears took time to celebrate with the Carrock fans who stuck around after the game, following the team’s Two Towers Series triumph over the Bywater Bounders.

Members of the Bears hung around chatting, high-fiving and taking pictures with the Carrock fans in attendance at Old League Park, long after the last pitch had been thrown in their 7-4 win to seal the series 4-2.

“We’ve got great fan support,” said center fielder Kognar Moonkiller. “Whether we’re at home or on the road, the fans support us. So we wanted to show them how important that is to us. Some Bywater fans that were there even congratulated us on the win.”

For the series, Moonkiller hit .400 with a .444 on-base percentage. He had 4 home runs, 10 RBI and scored 7 runs.

Things weren’t so cordial on the Bounders side of things. Their clubhouse was closed to media after the game and all players and coaches quickly dressed and left the stadium after the end to their season.

The Carrock Bears will play against the Dunharrow Devils in the next round. Dunharrow won their series against the Minas Morgul Slayers 4 games to 1. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.

Bears Win Fellowship Series

Sunday, October 18th, 2037
Fans at Old League Park saw the Fellowship Series come to a close today, as the Carrock Bears defeated the Lake Town Archers by a score of 2-1, and advanced to the Two Towers Series.

Carrock won the series 4-2 and will now continue their march toward the Return of the King Series.

“It feels good to be moving on, I can’t deny it,” said first baseman Sirbag Toemasher, who was named series MVP. “Not everyone thought we’d make it this far.”

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

Bears Easily Win Shire Conference Dwarf Division

Monday, September 14th, 2037
The champagne was flowing in the Carrock Bears clubhouse today, as men quickly transformed into boys with the realization that the club had clinched the Shire Conference Dwarf Division.

“We can relax a bit, for now anyway,” said manager Longo Banks. “I’m proud of every guy in the room for what we’ve done this season.”

The club has a 92-51 record as they head towards the playoffs in search of their 1st Return of the King Series championship. Starting Pitcher Eormenred *UrukBane said the team is happy to clinch what is the club’s 1st division title, but “wouldn’t be happy until we’re lifting that trophy.”

Bears Earathien Wins SC Best Hurler Honor

Tuesday, September 1st, 2037
Donethirion Earathien is at the zenith of his career and today he was selected as the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month for August.

He made 16 relief appearances for Carrock last month, throwing 20.1 innings and collecting 11 saves, a 2-0 record, 24 strikeouts and a 0.89 ERA.

For the year Earathien has 42 saves in 65 relief appearances with a 3-7 mark and 2.82 ERA.