Category: League News

*Baggins Wins Fourth MVP Trophy

Thursday, December 3rd, 2037
For the fourth time in his career, Ravenhill first baseman, Forerunner *Baggins, has won the MC Aragorn MVP award.

*Baggins, who hit .355 with 48 HR and 106 RBI and won the MC Sam Gamgee Batter award earlier, capped off a season that saw him leading in runs scored (153), homeruns (48), walks (152), on base pct (.491), and slugging pct (.641). He helpd the Darkwings to their 7th straight Goblin Division pennant and the team’s 9th 100-win season.

Finishing 2nd in the balloting was Marin Goldtearer of the Weathertop Witch Kings, who hit .348 with 40 HR and 103 RBI. Dead Marshes starter, Bulbo Moss (17-10, 2.60 ERA), finished 3rd.

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.

Mordor Conference Names Top Player

Sunday, November 29th, 2037
What a way to finish off the year — being honored with the 2037 Sam Gamgee Batter in the Mordor Conference. It had already been a very special season for Ravenhill’s Forerunner *Baggins, but today’s announcement really put the icing on his cake.

All season long Forerunner *Baggins gave opposing pitchers fits by hitting .355 as he collected 210 hits, 19 doubles, 3 triples, 48 home runs and 106 RBIs.

He received 24 first place votes, as a unanimous winner. Ragnar *Stonecutter III of the Isengard Raiders finished second in voting, while Marin Goldtearer of the Weathertop Witch Kings finished third.

Player – Team – First Place – Total Points
Forerunner *Baggins – Ravenhill Darkwings – 24 – 341
Ragnar *Stonecutter III – Isengard Raiders – 0 – 219
Marin Goldtearer – Weathertop Witch Kings – 0 – 195
Norman *Xanatos – Dol Guldur Dragons – 0 – 171
Issth Foriand – Misty Mountain Hops – 0 – 134
Erurbag Starslobberer – Ravenhill Darkwings – 0 – 96
Thraryn *Samarkand – Dead Marshes Uruk-hai – 0 – 85
Bofur Ogrestomper – Misty Mountain Hops – 0 – 64
Wayne Hawks – Misty Mountain Hops – 0 – 52
Gakak Drowbelly – Ravenhill Darkwings – 0 – 39
Dorsey Whist – Weathertop Witch Kings – 0 – 25
Billy Hill – Minas Morgul Slayers – 0 – 12
Bognar Cavernbreaker – Isengard Raiders – 0 – 10
Pimor Saine – Lothlorien Lumberjacks – 0 – 6
Aragorn Reinhart – Minas Morgul Slayers – 0 – 2

Eideron *Knucklebreaker Takes Gamgee Trophy

Sunday, November 29th, 2037
Eideron *Knucklebreaker has been around Tolkien Baseball enough to know a good hot streak when he sees one — and he got to see one firsthand all year. For his standout run through the 2037 season, he’s taking home the Sam Gamgee Batter in the Shire Conference.

The Bree catcher put up a batting average of .320 with 20 doubles, 3 triples, 48 home runs and 105 RBIs.

He received 15 first place votes out of a possible 24. Issth Elreogol of the Erebor Eagles finished second in voting with 7 first place votes, while Duilin *Silverwolf of the Lake Town Archers finished third.

Player – Team – First Place – Total Points
Eideron *Knucklebreaker – Bree Cheese – 15 – 303
Issth Elreogol – Erebor Eagles – 7 – 225
Duilin *Silverwolf – Lake Town Archers – 0 – 205
DeForest *Hamrh – Mirkwood Sylvan – 1 – 184
Ferdinand *Puttifoot – Bywater Bounders – 1 – 173
Wilda Anexoria – Mirkwood Sylvan – 0 – 88
Elle-Rhonda *Hubbard – Old Forest Merry Fellows – 0 – 84
Suuggek Ettincrawler – Bree Cheese – 0 – 83
Diador Elrailbo – Old Forest Merry Fellows – 0 – 41
Kognar Moonkiller – Carrock Bears – 0 – 23
Ako Smaudoc – Lake Town Archers – 0 – 13
Brutus *Trollbasher – Minas Ithil Wyrms – 0 – 12
Rinak Shewmaker – Minas Tirith Titans – 0 – 11
Meriadoc Mugworts – Bywater Bounders – 0 – 9
Aurel Oa – Minas Ithil Wyrms – 0 – 8

Gandalf Pitcher Award Goes to Delmonte

Saturday, November 28th, 2037
Isabelle Delmonte of the Ravenhill Darkwings was in command and couldn’t do much wrong when she was on the mound this season. Her outstanding 17-5 won-lost mark and 1.96 ERA were big factors in her winning the 2037 Mordor Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award.

In 206.2 innings of work and 27 starts, Delmonte struck out 198 while giving up 152 hits and 29 walks. She held opposing batters to a .204 average.

She received 11 first place votes out of a possible 24. Halleron Halflings of the Dol Guldur Dragons finished second in voting with 6 first place votes, while Bulbo Moss of the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai finished third with 6 first place votes.

Player – Team – First Place – Total Points
Isabelle Delmonte – Ravenhill Darkwings – 11 – 128
Halleron Halflings – Dol Guldur Dragons – 6 – 109
Bulbo Moss – Dead Marshes Uruk-hai – 6 – 93
Gwaebrylla Norcross – Minas Morgul Slayers – 0 – 44
Ellie Dwarfpunisher – Dol Guldur Dragons – 0 – 20
Ysabrylla Gandilhir – Dead Marshes Uruk-hai – 1 – 12
Hashi Contreras – Dol Guldur Dragons – 0 – 9
Estella Pennypacker – Grey Havens Stars – 0 – 7
Thubis Gadrienduil – Misty Mountain Hops – 0 – 7
Eimer Eladriewen – Isengard Raiders – 0 – 2
Galugol Eliolas – Weathertop Witch Kings – 0 – 2