Category: Lothlorien

MC’s Top Pitcher is Brandybuck

Sunday, November 20th, 2039
The votes are in for the 2039 Mordor Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award. It has been bestowed on Asphodel Brandybuck of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks.

The 28-year-old Lumberjacks ace finished the year with a 18-9 mark, logged 33 starts, threw 262.1 innings, yielded 195 hits, struck out 262 and held the opposition to a .205 batting average.

Gruudash Facestomper of the Dunharrow Devils finished second in voting, while Todo Gilmore of the Dunharrow Devils finished third.

Dunharrow Sweeps into the Fellowship Series

Saturday, October 8th, 2039
The Dunharrow Devils have swept the Lothlorien Lumberjacks and are on to the Fellowship Series. Dunharrow won 9-1 today at Dunharrow Field to clinch the Hobbit Series.

“We’re happy to have put the dagger in when we had the chance,” said Dunharrow third baseman Pruruk Gnomehammer, who was named MVP for the series. “It could have been a tough series to finish if we let them start winning.”

Gnomehammer won the award with a .714 batting average and a .778 on-base percentage. He had 1 home runs, drove in 3 RBI and scored 3 runs.

The Dunharrow Devils will play against the Weathertop Witch Kings in the next round. Weathertop had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.

Playoff Bound: Lothlorien Secures Wild Card

Sunday, October 2nd, 2039
84-77 is the mark that the Lothlorien Lumberjacks needed to officially qualify for this year’s playoffs.

Although the Mordor Conference Goblin Division hasn’t yet been captured, Lothlorien can rest easy knowing they have a guaranteed spot in the postseason.

“But the hard work doesn’t stop now, it’s only just beginning,” said starting pitcher Asphodel Brandybuck.

Intergalactic, Lothlorien Agree to Deal

Saturday, July 30th, 2039
It’s all done except the paperwork. The Intergalactic Hitchhikers and the Lothlorien Lumberjacks have agreed to a trade that will send 31-year-old CF Myrthor Nondel to Lothlorien, while 30-year-old 3B Diego Tombro and 22-year-old minor league RHP Blahoslav Cormyth will be shipped to Intergalactic. A top front office executive with the Hitchhikers described the trade talks as “quick and easy.” “We’re glad to get this deal done. We think it’s something that helps our ball club and it didn’t take too long at all to sort this one out,” he said.

Currently Nondel is batting .288 with 18 home runs and 58 RBIs.

MC Player of the Week Awarded

Monday, July 11th, 2039
Once you hit 35, it’s hard to say how much time you’ve got left in baseball. Betsie Sandyman has been fortunate as her numbers for the past week bear out. The 36-year-old second baseman, a favorite in the Lothlorien Lumberjacks clubhouse, hit .458 last week as she put up Player of the Week numbers.

Sandyman also put together 11 hits in 24 at-bats, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs for the week.

For the season Sandyman is batting .324 with 72 hits and 16 home runs. She has scored 28 times and batted in 36.

June’s Starter of the Month Goes to *Vaughn

Friday, July 1st, 2039
Despite the number of years he’s been in the league, Ricky *Vaughn still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in June. The 30-year-old starter for Lothlorien was named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

He collected 4 wins and 1 loss with 39 strikeouts in his 6 starts, putting up a fine 1.59 ERA in 45.1 innings of work.

This season-to-date *Vaughn has 9 wins and 3 losses and a 2.31 ERA.

*Vaughn Picked as September’s Pitcher of the Month

Friday, October 1st, 2038
Ricky *Vaughn’s been around the league long enough to appreciate the honor he received today. After going 4-1 in September, the 30-year-old Lothlorien hurler has been named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month.

He fanned 35 in 42 innings, logged an ERA of 1.71 and allowed opponents to hit .145 against him.

On the season *Vaughn has 17 wins and 9 losses and a 1.98 ERA.

Weathertop Shut Out by *Vaughn

Wednesday, September 29th, 2038
Ricky *Vaughn of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks really zeroed in on Weathertop hitters at Amon Sul Stadium, blanking them 4-0 on 1 hit. *Vaughn struck out 7 and gave up 1 walk in defeating the Witch Kings.

In 32 starts this season *Vaughn has rung up a 17-9 record and a 1.98 ERA.

Lothlorien’s Anvildelver MC’s Best

Monday, September 20th, 2038
A battle-tested Fernando Anvildelver declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 33-year-old Lothlorien third baseman collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .471 average, 8 hits in 17 at-bats, 3 home runs, 6 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

Anvildelver is batting .290 with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs this season.

City Watch-Lumberjacks Swap Confirmed

Thursday, July 29th, 2038
Today at a press conference the Discworld City Watch announced a trade has been completed with the Lothlorien Lumberjacks. The City Watch have shipped 28-year-old 1B Durg the Tough to the Lumberjacks for 26-year-old minor league 2B Foisur Armordelver.

In his season totals, the Tough has 6 home runs, .340 BA, .397 OBP, 22 RBIs and 28 runs scored. He has played in 74 games.