Category: Minas Ithil

Minas Ithil Trades Earbelly to Mos Eisley for Orcmasher

Thursday, November 26th, 2037
Both sides appear content with the trade finalized today that will send 26-year-old LF Grink Earbelly and 21-year-old minor league SS Dharmendra Fields to the Mos Eisley Wookies, while the Minas Ithil Wyrms will receive 28-year-old 2B Furan Orcmasher and 23-year-old RHP Hobson Trample.

“This is a move that filled a few gaps in our roster,” said Lord Khrog, Wyrms general manager.

For his part, the Wookies GM said the trade was made “in the best interest of our organization’s future.” BNN analysts reported that on paper the trade seemed to be a plus for both ball clubs.

Career-to-date Earbelly has rung up a .248 average, played in 156 games and collected 33 doubles, 2 triples and 1 home run.

*Trollbasher Snares SC Top Batter Award in June

Wednesday, July 1st, 2037
Brutus *Trollbasher battered Shire Conference pitchers all June and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award.

“I’ve been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in and day out to be able to put up this kind of consistency,” the 32-year-old *Trollbasher told reporters. “I put in a lot of work, even on the days I might not take the field, and it’s always nice when everything comes together for me like it did this last month.”

In 23 games, *Trollbasher hit .438 with 10 home runs, 17 RBIs and scored 24 runs.

For the year *Trollbasher has hit .329 with 18 home runs, 36 RBIs and scored 51 runs.

SC’s Top Player Named

Monday, June 15th, 2037
It was announced today by the Shire Conference that Minas Ithil catcher Brutus *Trollbasher had received the Player of the Week Trophy for his superlative play last week.

During his week-long batting binge he reeled off a .500 batting average, 9 hits and 4 home runs. *Trollbasher also racked up 7 RBIs and scored 7 runs.

*Trollbasher’s current batting average stands at .299 and he has chalked up 14 home runs and 29 RBIs.

Levi Legurà to Miss 6 Weeks

Friday, April 17th, 2037
Minas Ithil Wyrms starting pitcher Levi Legurà suffered a herniated disc during a recent game with the Moria Miners and will miss 6 weeks. Legurà told BNN, “I hurt it throwing a pitch. I’m optimistic that I will be back quicker than they say.”

Done Deal! 1B Oa Signs with Wyrms

Saturday, January 31st, 2037
In a move expected to bring depth to the Wyrms, Minas Ithil brass announced the signing today of first baseman Aurel Oa.

Oa will be pocketing $2,120,000 per season, an amount some BNN analysts think might be too high.

In his 710-game career Oa is batting .246 with 105 doubles, 2 triples, 142 home runs and 416 RBIs. He has stolen 3 bases and scored 347 times.