Category: Lothlorien

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.

Rivendell, Lothlorien Agree to Deal

Monday, July 26th, 2038
A trade between Rivendell and Lothlorien was made official this morning. The Royals have sent 28-year-old 1B Gabghash the Mean, 24-year-old minor league RF Aelieyeeva Iselinde, 23-year-old minor league RHP Gaspare Ryan and $8,000,000 in cash to the Lumberjacks in exchange for 26-year-old 1B Maximo Charneca.

In the 2038 season Iselinde is hitting .161 with 4 home runs.

Charneca is currently hitting at a .258 pace with 19 home runs and 56 RBIs.

Lothlorien, Veteran Saine Sign Deal

Sunday, August 30th, 2037
Media analysts hailed Lothlorien’s signing of Pimor Saine, one of Tolkien Baseball’s brightest stars, as a pivotal move.

While the deal is certain to raise a few eyebrows, Saine is expected to earn every bit of the $27,400,000 promised him over 2 years.

Currently Saine is hitting .271 and has collected 30 home runs, 69 RBIs and scored 61 times, while playing in 105 games.

Bad News for Lumberjacks, Gaulf Injured

Tuesday, July 7th, 2037
When Luumsh Gaulf was hurt against the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai, the Lothlorien Lumberjacks were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 27-year-old reliever suffered a sprained ankle throwing a pitch in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Gaulf would miss 2-3 months of the season.

This season he has made 39 relief appearances, collecting 18 saves. Gaulf has worked 38 innings, yielding 35 hits and giving out 12 free passes while striking out 39. He has a 3-2 record with a 3.08 ERA.

Rivendell, Lothlorien Trade Made

Wednesday, June 17th, 2037
Rivendell and Lothlorien announced today in a joint press conference that 33-year-old RHP Signar Gorimli will be going to the Lumberjacks in exchange for 21-year-old minor league CF Tomba Marblerage. “It’ll be exciting to join a new organization,” one player said. “Some of us could use a fresh start.” The players have each passed physicals and are expected to report by day’s end.

This year Gorimli is 1-and-1 with 1 save and a 1.37 ERA. He has given up 21 hits in 26.1 innings with 29 strikeouts.

Red-Hot Charneca MC Player of the Week

Monday, April 27th, 2037
One of the league’s most exciting young players, Maximo Charneca of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks earned himself Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors with a standout performance in last week’s games.

For the week the 25-year-old first baseman had a lofty .563 average (9-for-16), collecting 3 home runs, 4 RBIs and 7 runs scored.

Charneca is hitting .377 so far this season with 11 RBIs and 15 runs scored. He has 20 hits including 4 home runs, 7 walks and .468 OBP.

Lumberjacks Dominate, Sweep Hobbit Series

Monday, October 13th, 2036
Many baseball pundits expected a close series in the Mordor Conference Hobbit Series. It turned out quite a bit different.

The Lothlorien Lumberjacks swept aside the Misty Mountain Hops to advance to the Fellowship Series, winning the final game by a 13-0 score at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras.

The series MVP was first baseman Kolak Koboldchoker, who hit .556 with a .556 on-base percentage. He had 2 home runs, drove in 7 RBI and scored 3 runs.

“We expected this series to go right down to the wire, so to sweep is a bit of a surprise,” he said. “But we’ll take it.”

The Lothlorien Lumberjacks will play against the Ravenhill Darkwings in the next round. Ravenhill had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.

Hobbit Series Game 1 Victory for Lothlorien

Saturday, October 11th, 2036
The Lothlorien Lumberjacks powered past the visiting Misty Mountain Hops, 3-2, in the opener of the Hobbit Series at Celebrant Field today. Lothlorien starting pitcher Ricky *Vaughn threw 7 innings of 3-hit ball, to lead the charge. The Lumberjacks now lead the series 1-0.

Kolak Koboldchoker aided the Lothlorien cause with a 2-run double in the bottom of the third. For the game, the first baseman was 3-4 with 3 doubles. He drove in 2 runs and scored once.

“We put it together today and came out with the win,” Koboldchoker said in postgame remarks. “That’s the main thing.”

Game 2 is scheduled for Monday, October 13th, 2036 at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras. Slated to start are Gail Forgehead for Lothlorien and Phailla Elondir for Misty Mountain.

Playoff Bound: Lumberjacks Win Wild Card

Friday, October 3rd, 2036
The Lothlorien Lumberjacks don’t see themselves as underdogs or long shots to win the Return of the King Series.

It may have been only a wild card berth the team was celebrating, as opposed to an Mordor Conference Goblin Division crown, but that didn’t damper the optimism.

“I think we’re one of the best teams in this league and when it counts, I know we can be the best,” said starting pitcher Ricky *Vaughn. “No one is going to remember the team that had the best regular season record. They are going to remember the Return of the King Series champions and we believe that’s going to be us.”

The Lumberjacks have a 83-76 record and will be looking to win the 1st Return of the King Series in team history.

August’s Best MC Hurler is Forgehead

Monday, September 1st, 2036
It was a monstrous August for the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award winner, Gail Forgehead of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks. She put up some mighty scary numbers.

Forgehead recorded 4 wins and 1 loss in 6 starts. Throwing a total of 44.1 innings, he yielded 35 hits, mowed down 28 on strikes, gave up 7 walks and put up a solid ERA of 1.62 in a stellar month on the mound.

Her record this season is 10-10 in 27 starts and Forgehead has a 3.60 ERA.