Category: League News

#1 Skipper in MC: Eoweriand of Dagorlad

Wednesday, December 1st, 2038
Dagorlad manager Gameodriel Eoweriand caused quite a stir when he came to town. Noted for his feisty, no-nonsense attitude, Eoweriand threw his all into the 2038 campaign, winning over critics and fans as he went. He also won a few ballgames, running up a 88-74 record, which was good enough to take the first place spot in the Mordor Conference Troll Division standings.

“These guys are grown men. They don’t need psychobabble, they need to win ballgames,” Eoweriand snapped at his first press conference. While his approach was controversial, even for Dagorlad, it netted the 57-year-old the Mordor Conference Manager of the Year trophy. In response to which he replied, “It ain’t molecular physics, it’s baseball,” and began discussing potential free agents with the local media.

Banks Takes Top SC Manager Honors

Wednesday, December 1st, 2038
The Carrock Bears coaching staff broke out the bubbly when Manager Longo Banks was announced as 2038 Shire Conference Manager of the Year.

He skippered the Bears to a 98-64 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.”

Pennypacker is MC Most Valuable Player

Saturday, November 27th, 2038
Pitchers don’t usually win the MVP, but this year’s Mordor Conference winner is Estella Pennypacker of the Grey Havens Stars. She wasn’t a 20-game winner, and she didn’t toss a no-hitter, but Pennypacker (13-9) lead the MC with a 1.71 ERA and a miniscule 0.87 WHIP. She also fanned 253 batters and kept the Stars alive for their playoff journey.

This is Pennypacker’s first MVP award. Earlier, she won this year’s MC Gandalf Pitcher Award, her second, the first coming in 2036.

Forerunner *Baggins of Ravenhill finished 2nd in the voting. His teammate, Isabelle Delmonte, was 3rd.

*Puttifoot Wins 2nd MVP

Saturday, November 27th, 2038
Ferdibrand *Puttifoot, Bywater’s slugging second baseman added another trophy to his case today when he was named the SC Aragorn Most Valuable Player for 2038.

*Puttifoot, who earlier won the Sam Gamgee Batter award and a Gimli’s Axe trophy as the best hitting second baseman, took home the MVP by leading his team to the playoffs with a .330 average. He lead the SC in HR with 56, RBI with 132, Runs Scored with 128, and Slugging Pct at .667. He threw in 48 stolen bases and 105 walks for good measure.

This was *Puttifoot’s 2nd MVP award. He earned the first one in 2036.

Pitchers Eormenred *UrukBane of Carrock and Meriamli Rockcrusher of Bree finished 2nd and 3rd in the voting.

Gandalf Pitcher Award Winner Announced

Friday, November 26th, 2038
Estella Pennypacker of the Grey Havens Stars impressed voters as one of the elite pitchers in the Mordor Conference this year. She capped off a sensational 13-9 season by taking home the coveted Gandalf Pitcher Award today.

Making 32 starts, she tossed 236.2 innings, struck out 253, walked 31 and registered a 1.71 ERA.

Isabelle Delmonte of the Ravenhill Darkwings finished second in voting, while Snibb *Ninwocket of the Dagorlad Disaster finished third.

Top SC Pitcher Announced

Friday, November 26th, 2038
The Carrock Bears have a rising superstar or maybe even a budding Hall-of-Famer in the making.
It’s Eormenred *UrukBane, this year’s Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award selection. This blossoming hurler wowed fans, peers and sportswriters with a fabulous performance.

*UrukBane compiled a 19-9 record in 32 starts, tallied 342 strikeouts in 249.2 innings and recorded a 1.73 ERA. Other clubs managed only a .179 batting average against him.

Meriamli Rockcrusher of the Bree Cheese finished second in voting, while Elraugast Isaiwyn of the Mirkwood Sylvan finished third.

Forerunner *Baggins Picked MC’s Best Hitter

Friday, November 26th, 2038
It’s been a year of triumph for veteran Forerunner *Baggins of the Ravenhill Darkwings as he hit his way to the 2038 Mordor Conference Sam Gamgee Batter.

The 29-year-old veteran compiled a .346 average and .465 on-base percentage by putting together 202 hits, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 59 home runs and 129 walks. He also scored 138 times and drove in 130 runs.

Issth Foriand of the Misty Mountain Hops finished second in voting, while Baztrak the Vague of the Weathertop Witch Kings finished third.

SC’s Best Hitter Selected, It’s *Puttifoot

Friday, November 26th, 2038
What a way to finish off the year — being honored with the 2038 Sam Gamgee Batter in the Shire Conference. It had already been a very special season for Bywater’s Ferdinand *Puttifoot, but today’s announcement really put the icing on his cake.

All season long Ferdinand *Puttifoot gave opposing pitchers fits by hitting .330 as he collected 189 hits, 23 doubles, 1 triple, 56 home runs and 132 RBIs.

Duilin *Silverwolf of the Lake Town Archers finished second in voting, while Brutus *Trollbasher of the Minas Ithil Wyrms finished third.

Best MC Reliever Named

Friday, November 26th, 2038
At the young age of only 26, Arwoma Eowär has been named the Mordor Conference Gwaihir Reliever Award winner for 2038.

The future appears bright for the Dagorlad Disaster relief ace, who captured the award with 39 saves in 75 relief appearances, 85 strikeouts in 78 innings and a record of 9-4 to go with his 2.42 ERA.

Atanarat Anárà of the Ravenhill Darkwings finished second in voting, while Bogak Cavernshaker of the Isengard Raiders finished third.

SC Hands Out Gwaihir Reliever Award

Friday, November 26th, 2038
Signar Gorimli has won the 2038 Shire Conference Gwaihir Reliever Award, which at age 34 is a “milestone achievement” for the Lake Town Archers reliever.

“I feel accomplished to win this when there are other younger, stronger, harder-throwing guys out there,” he said.

The Nogrod, Dwarven Lands native’s numbers speak for themselves, as he captured the award with 41 saves in 70 relief appearances, compiling 76.2 innings. He had 87 strikeouts and 29 walks, a record of 6-3 and an ERA of 1.76.

Donethirion Earathien of the Carrock Bears finished second in voting, while Ludrak Trollgobbler of the Mirkwood Sylvan finished third.