Category: Isengard

Arwaun Hot, Darkwings Cold

Sunday, April 14th, 2041
Diador Arwaun kept the opposition off the scoreboard and the Isengard Raiders were all smiles after winning 5-0 against the Ravenhill Darkwings at Orthanc Stadium today. The right-handed Arwaun gave up no runs in his start, permitted 1 hit and had 10 strikeouts.

“If there was a stat for ‘team shutout,’ this would be it,” Arwaun said later. “My catcher called a great game, guys delivered at the plate and when I messed something up the guys behind me were where they needed to be.”

Star RP Fassbinder Settles on Isengard

Tuesday, March 26th, 2041
Anilkumar Fassbinder finalized an accord with the Raiders this morning, agreeing to $4,920,000 over 2 years.

Though many consider him green, they also see his raw talent and expect a lot out of this young man before his tenure in Isengard has run its course.

In his 160-game career, Fassbinder’s won-lost record is 12 wins and 12 losses with a 3.93 ERA and 234 strikeouts in 215.1 innings. He has been credited with 14 saves.

Isengard Loses Edmund Boroden

Tuesday, March 5th, 2041
When Isengard closer Edmund Boroden was taken out of the game, the crowd at the Raiders-Stars game went silent as they could tell that it was a serious injury. That was confirmed today by doctors when they revealed that Boroden had sustained a ruptured disc and will be out for about 7-8 months.

Isengard Wins Lottery for RP Sandyman

Saturday, February 23rd, 2041
Bodo Sandyman took the Raiders up on their lucrative $4,900,000 deal today, ending speculation on which baseball metropolis he would call home next year.

But the signing came at too high a price, say longtime fans who think the club is too focused on players whose prime years have passed them by.

During his career, Sandyman has a 69-69 record. He has 1009 strikeouts in 1023 innings and has made 883 appearances, picking up 236 saves and posting a 3.42 ERA.

Isengard Fired up over Signing of RP Boroden

Thursday, December 20th, 2040
Sportswriters, fans and team officials watched today as 35-year-old reliever Edmund Boroden committed to a $2,600,000, 1-year deal with the Isengard organization.

Some openly worry that despite his talent, Boroden is too old to get it done anymore and that his value to the club will sharply diminish before the 1-year agreement has run its course.

During his career, Boroden has a 120-37 record. He has 1627 strikeouts in 1511 innings and has made 213 appearances, picking up 2 saves and posting a 2.69 ERA.

Star CL Signs Extension with Isengard

Friday, November 23rd, 2040
The latest out of Isengard indicates that Lenwe Elradriend has re-signed with the Raiders and that the 32-year-old closer is set to earn $17,250,000 over a 3-year span.

Team officials tell BNN the deal will be officially announced at a press conference tomorrow.

During his career Elradriend has a 23-17 won-lost record and a 3.04 ERA with 59 saves.

Bywater Tops Isengard

Sunday, November 4th, 2040
With a 5-1 win over the Isengard Raiders at Orthanc Stadium today, the Bywater Bounders wrapped up their 2nd title in team history.

The Bounders left little doubt who was the better team. Celebrating a banner year, “team” was the word of the day in the victorious clubhouse after the game.

“Hitting, pitching, fielding; those are all things you need to win, but most importantly you need a team, a team that works together toward the same collective goal,” said Bywater manager Girith of Rhun. “Our players felt that way all year, and they played that way. When one guy had an off day, 24 others stepped up their game and filled the void.”

A jovial mood filled the air as Bywater celebrated into the night. The city’s mayor said parade plans were underway and a “huge celebration” would be in order.

“I hope they have a big celebration,” Isengard manager Golmazh Headgobber said. “They deserved to win this series and they deserve to celebrate it.”

Isengard Moves on to Return of the King Series

Wednesday, October 24th, 2040
Fans of the Ravenhill Darkwings groaned when Ragnar *Stonecutter III stepped up to the plate in the Two Towers Series.

And for good reason too, as the Isengard Raiders player was instrumental in guiding his team to a 4-1 series win over the Darkwings.

The series was clinched tonight at The Ballpark at Helms Deep, with Isengard coming out on top 5-2 in the deciding game.

*Stonecutter III’s strong series included a .500 batting average, with a .522 on-base percentage. He had 2 home runs, drove in 4 RBI and scored 4 runs.

The Isengard Raiders don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Lake Town Archers – Bywater Bounders series. Lake Town leads the series 3 games to 2. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.

Fellowship Series Goes the Distance, Isengard Prevails

Wednesday, October 17th, 2040
Isengard Raiders won a nail-biting series against the Lothlorien Lumberjacks 4-3, wrapping up the Fellowship Series finale 4-1 at Orthanc Stadium.

Raiders third baseman Arwowyn Galindil was named the series MVP.

He batted .345, drove in 3 runs and scored 1 to lead Isengard into the next round of play.

“Arwowyn was real solid for us, real solid,” said Raiders manager Golmazh Headgobber. “I normally say I’d like to have nine of him out there, but thankfully we got by with just one this time.”

The Isengard Raiders don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Dunharrow Devils – Ravenhill Darkwings series. That series is tied at 3 games apiece. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes..

Eladriewen Chosen September’s Best MC Hurler

Monday, October 1st, 2040
Despite the number of years he’s been in the league, Eimer Eladriewen still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in September. The 33-year-old starter for Isengard was named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

He collected 5 wins and no losses with 49 strikeouts in his 6 starts, putting up a fine 1.36 ERA in 46.1 innings of work.

So far this year Eladriewen has 15 wins and 10 losses and a 2.63 ERA.