Category: Dead Marshes

Headmasher Raps 3 Homers Against Disaster

Wednesday, August 24th, 2039
It was a good day for the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai and an exceptional one for Farag Headmasher. The 26-year-old right fielder sent three bombs out of the park to help the Uruk-hai beat the Dagorlad Disaster 11-6 at Uruk-hai Field.

“When you’re in the zone, the game really slows down,” Headmasher said when asked about his performance later. “I couldn’t even tell you what pitches were thrown. Today feels great, but it is a long season and tomorrow is another day.”

For the day, he scored 3 times, drove in 7 runs and smacked 3 hits in 4 at-bats.

Farag Headmasher hit a two-run home run off Sourk Ratbelly in the 1st, hit a GRAND SLAM off Sourk Ratbelly in the 2nd, hit a solo-shot off Simon Kei in the 5th and flied out in the 7th.

This year Headmasher is batting .276 with 133 hits and 26 home runs. He has scored 75 times and has batted in 65 runs.

MC Announces Player of the Week

Monday, August 8th, 2039
Ollla Nerith went on a week-long hitting spree against Mordor Conference pitchers and captured the Player of the Week honors.

The Dead Marshes first baseman battered the opposition for 10 hits, 4 home runs, 7 RBI and scored 4 runs. He hit .476 and posted a .577 on-base percentage.

Nerith’s current batting average stands at .336 and he has chalked up 26 home runs and 67 RBIs.

Trade: Nerith for Moss

Wednesday, July 6th, 2039
The Lake Town Archers and Dead Marshes Uruk-hai have put the finishing touches on a deal that was weeks in the making. Lake Town will part with 32-year-old 1B Ollla Nerith, while the Uruk-hai have dealt 35-year-old RHP Bulbo Moss.

“This one took a while to figure out,” said Lake Town general manager Olia Legalas. “We must have gone back to the drawing board five or six times over the past few weeks. I’m glad we finally got the deal done. I think it is a good one for both clubs.”

So far on the season Nerith is hitting .320 with 19 home runs, 51 RBIs and 50 runs scored. He has 105 hits and played in 81 games.

This year Moss has a 3-11 record and a 5.65 ERA.

Big Bat Pays Off, Shewmaker Player of the Week

Monday, June 27th, 2039
A veteran of baseball wars, Rinak Shewmaker knows how to stay with a stroke that’s working for him. The 35-year-old first baseman for the Uruk-hai batted .400 last week on his way to the Mordor Conference Player of the Week award.

His noteworthy week also featured 10 hits in 25 at-bats, 5 home runs, 12 RBIs and 8 runs scored.

Shewmaker is currently batting .270 with 20 home runs, 56 RBIs and 37 runs scored. He has 75 hits in 278 at-bats.

It’s Official: RP Even Signs with Uruk-hai

Thursday, January 13th, 2039
Talk of a deal between Dead Marshes and Aldo Even came together today as the two sides inked a deal worth $20,100,000 over 3 years.

Even is highly regarded around Tolkien Baseball for his talents and is expected to add that extra spark to the Uruk-hai roster.

In his career Even has put up a 2.72 ERA and fanned 318 hitters in 344.2 innings. His career record stands at 24-15 with 41 saves.

$9,200,000 Lands 1B Shewmaker for Uruk-hai

Tuesday, December 28th, 2038
The Dead Marshes front office announced the signing of Rinak Shewmaker today as the team’s new first baseman. The 34-year-old came to terms with the Uruk-hai and will be hauling in $4,600,000 a year over 2 years.

In 833 career games Shewmaker is hitting at a .247 pace with 699 hits with 87 doubles, 6 triples and 194 homers while scoring 406 runs and racking up 492 RBIs. He logged 386 walks and owns a .343 on-base percentage.

*Samarkand Collects Hit Number 2000

Friday, August 20th, 2038
Thraryn *Samarkand’s bat made good contact with the ball as he has many times in his career, but this time it added his name to an elite list of players with 2000 hits.

“This is a tremendous honor. You grow up dreaming of becoming a Tolkien Baseball player, but never did I ever think I would get to this point,” an emotional *Samarkand said after the game.

The Dead Marshes center fielder went to the plate 4 times and racked up 1 hit to gain the honor. But the Uruk-hai couldn’t pull off a win — they fell to the Misty Mountain Hops, 10-5.

“It certainly would have been nice to have won, but tomorrow is another day. I’m going to enjoy this moment with my friends and family,” *Samarkand said.

*Samarkand is hitting .357 during his 1499-game career. He has 2000 hits, 98 doubles, 13 triples, 268 home runs, 866 RBIs, 350 stolen bases and 1066 runs scored.

Bad News For Headmasher and Dead Marshes

Tuesday, August 17th, 2038
First Farag Headmasher got hurt and suffered a strained achilles tendon. Now he is going to miss even more games. Treatment was going well until yesterday when the Uruk-hai right fielder overextended himself in a workout and suffered a setback. The Dead Marshes medical staff have now revised his recovery time to at least 4 days.

For the season Headmasher has produced 136 hits in 441 at-bats for a .308 average with 24 home runs and gotten on base at a .352 clip.

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.