Category: Dead Marshes

Lake Town, Dead Marshes Agree to Swap

Monday, July 19th, 2038
The Lake Town Archers have finalized a deal that will send 27-year-old 3B Jonah Thrithraldor to Dead Marshes for 30-year-old LHP Kurt the Devastator and 21-year-old minor league RHP Womiq Lopper. Minor details still need to be worked out before the trade becomes official, but the players involved are expected to be with their new clubs soon.

This year Thrithraldor has collected a .311 batting average to date with 100 hits in 322 at-bats, 20 RBIs, 4 home runs and scored 28 times. He has played in 90 games.

For the year the Devastator has earned 19 saves, made 37 relief appearances, fanned 36 hitters in 39.2 innings and posted an ERA of 1.59 and a 4-1 record.

Dead Marshes, Ravenhill Deal Made

Tuesday, July 6th, 2038
A trade was announced today at a press conference in Dead Marshes. Not satisfied with their current roster, the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai general manager shook things up by acquiring 19-year-old minor league CF Thurgug Hammermaker from the Ravenhill Darkwings for 25-year-old RHP Zoello Rödinger.

“We’re a better team now,” Uruk-hai general manager Maughash Heartwalker said. “We’ve added several pieces to the puzzle.”

This season Rödinger has gone 3-9 with an ERA of 4.78, posting 87 strikeouts in 131.2 innings.

Thraryn *Samarkand Will Miss 4-5 Months

Monday, March 1st, 2038
When Thraryn *Samarkand was hurt against the Dagorlad Disaster, the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 33-year-old center fielder suffered a torn back muscle running the bases in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that *Samarkand would miss 4-5 months of the season.

Dead Marshes’s Hornblower MC Star of the Week

Monday, September 14th, 2037
Once you hit 35, it’s hard to say how much time you’ve got left in baseball. Dudo Hornblower has been fortunate as his numbers for the past week bear out. The 36-year-old left fielder, a favorite in the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai clubhouse, hit .583 last week as he put up Player of the Week numbers.

Hornblower also put together 14 hits in 24 at-bats, 2 home runs and 5 RBIs for the week.

This year Hornblower is hitting .275 with 9 home runs.

Ysabrylla Gandilhir Hurt, Out of Action

Sunday, September 13th, 2037
Disappointing news today for Dead Marshes Uruk-hai fans. Ysabrylla Gandilhir was hurt throwing a pitch in their game against the Minas Morgul Slayers and has a herniated disc. Team trainers were hesitant to predict a date for return, but said it was likely the injury will keep the reliever out at least 3 weeks.

Over the season, Gandilhir has made 51 relief appearances with 6 saves. She has K’d 70 batters in 62.1 innings, yielded 15 walks and has a 1.88 ERA. Gandilhir’s record this year is 4-2.

Season Possibly Over for Thraryn *Samarkand

Friday, August 28th, 2037
Doctors in Dead Marshes said Thraryn *Samarkand might not play anymore this year. The Uruk-hai right fielder suffered a concussion during a game against the Isengard Raiders and will be out for at least 3 months. Club officials told BNN they do not expect him to return to the team this season.

This season *Samarkand is batting .367 with 162 hits and 19 home runs. He has scored 70 times and has 55 RBI.

MC Player of the Week, *Samarkand of Dead Marshes

Monday, August 24th, 2037
His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Thraryn *Samarkand was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

The scrappy Dead Marshes Uruk-hai right fielder hit .519 while collecting 14 hits in 27 at-bats, 1 home run and 3 RBIs.

This season *Samarkand is batting .368 with 18 home runs.

July’s #1 Hurler Announced: Moss

Saturday, August 1st, 2037
Despite the number of years he’s been in the league, Bulbo Moss still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in July. The 33-year-old starter for Dead Marshes was named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

He collected 5 wins and no losses with 39 strikeouts in his 5 starts, putting up a fine 2.14 ERA in 42 innings of work.

Checking out his stats for the season, Moss has racked up 12 wins and 7 losses in 21 starts, 2.75 ERA and struck out 179 batters in 163.2 innings.

Foemasher Rips HR Number 400

Sunday, June 21st, 2037
Dead Marshes third baseman Gredoc Foemasher blasted himself into an elite group of baseball players. Today he joined the exclusive 400 home run club in the Uruk-hai 5-2 loss to the Weathertop Witch Kings.

“As soon as I hit it, I knew it was gone. I was happy to move on. Now I can go and have some fun. It is a weight lifted off my shoulders,” Foemasher told the press. He admitted just how much pressure he had been feeling. “Especially every time you’d get out of the hotel, everybody would say, ‘Hey, when are you going to hit it?'”

In his milestone game, Foemasher went 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored.

In his career Foemasher has played in 2297 games with a .301 batting average. Among his 2384 hits are 155 doubles, 4 triples and 400 home runs. He also has scored 1079 runs and driven in 1246 runs.

Mordor Conference Premier Pitcher is Moss

Monday, June 1st, 2037
Despite the number of years he’s been in the league, Bulbo Moss still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in May. The 33-year-old starter for Dead Marshes was named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

He collected 4 wins and 2 losses with 62 strikeouts in his 6 starts, putting up a fine 1.29 ERA in 49 innings of work.

For this year Moss has chalked up 6 wins and 3 losses in 11 starts with 100 strikeouts in 87.1 innings and a 2.16 ERA.