Category: Minas Ithil

Minas Ithil Deals Mandicer to Ravenhill for Facestomper

Wednesday, July 28th, 2038
Minas Ithil and Ravenhill have swapped players. The Wyrms announced today that they have sent 25-year-old C Thuvdor Mandicer and 22-year-old minor league 3B Torben Arkin to the Darkwings in exchange for 25-year-old RF Naggek Facestomper.

In 56 games this season Mandicer is batting .237 with 44 hits and 5 home runs. He has scored 19 runs and driven in 18.

To date Facestomper has chalked up a .314 average with 13 home runs, driven in 34 runs and scored 25 times.

*Trollbasher Reaches 500 Mark

Sunday, July 18th, 2038
Minas Ithil’s outstanding catcher Brutus *Trollbasher joined the 500 home run club today at Silmarillion Cellular Field with a booming blast in the Wyrms win over the Archers. They topped Lake Town 4-0.

On his milestone day *Trollbasher had 2 hits in 3 at-bats with 1 RBI and 1 run scored.

Tongue-in-cheek he told the press, “Don’t tell me when I get close to the next milestone. Just tell me after I reach it. It will be easier to hit that way.”

Over his career *Trollbasher is batting .350 with 76 doubles, 16 triples, 500 home runs, 1328 RBIs and scored 1484 runs in 1781 games.

Rowan Sandyman Gets Hit Number 2500

Tuesday, April 27th, 2038
Rowan Sandyman reached the 2500-hit mark today. Minas Ithil’s 37-year-old shortstop received a standing ovation from Minas Ithil Wyrms and Numenor Kings fans alike. On the day, Sandyman went 2-for-5 in the Wyrms 8-4 victory.

In his career Sandyman has racked up 2501 hits with a .273 average and .355 on-base percentage. His numbers include 420 doubles, 79 triples, and 167 home runs, along with 1363 runs scored and 1054 RBIs.

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.

CL Earthmaster Signs on with Minas Ithil

Sunday, January 11th, 2037
Team insiders were tight-lipped prior to today’s deal that brought 29-year-old closer Lomli Earthmaster to Minas Ithil.

Earthmaster is considered one of the league’s A-list players and certainly will enhance any chances the Wyrms have to win a playoff spot this year.

Earthmaster has saved 70 games in his career with 352 strikeouts in 318.2 innings pitched. He has also racked up a 20-22 record and a 3.50 ERA.

SC’s Premier Batter Picked

Monday, September 1st, 2036
Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 31-year-old Brutus *Trollbasher put together a solid offensive month for Minas Ithil and was crowned August’s top batter in the Shire Conference.

He batted .430 with 8 home runs, 18 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

*Trollbasher is batting at a .344 pace this season, picking up 138 hits in 401 at-bats with 30 home runs, 71 RBIs and 85 runs scored.