Category: Minas Morgul

Balahontsev Signs for 7 years

Tuesday, April 16th, 2041
Happy times in Minas Morgul as the Slayers and star second baseman Yong-gwan Balahontsev put the finishing touches on a $108,320,000 contract extension that will keep the 24-year-old in town 7 years longer.

The signing is great news for Minas Morgul because players of this caliber are hard to come by.

This season Balahontsev has hit at a .292 clip with 9 RBIs, 4 home runs and 8 runs scored. He has played in 13 games.

Lumberjacks Cruise to Fellowship Series with Sweep

Saturday, October 6th, 2040
The Lothlorien Lumberjacks have swept the Minas Morgul Slayers and are on to the Fellowship Series. Lothlorien won 7-5 today at Sylvan Cove to clinch the Hobbit Series.

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

Torlak won the award with a .500 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage. He had 1 home runs, drove in 2 RBI and scored 2 runs.

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

Wild Card Clinched by Slayers

Saturday, September 29th, 2040
The Minas Morgul Slayers have won a wild card position and are off to the postseason.

“Of course we set out to win the division, but in the end it doesn’t matter how you get into the playoffs, as long as you get there,” said shortstop Yong-gwan Balahontsev.

The team’s record is currently 84-76 and they will be looking to win the 3rd Tolkien Baseball championship in team history.

Week’s Best Player: Minas Morgul’s Balahontsev

Monday, September 24th, 2040
It’s always a thrill for fans of the team and students of the game alike when a superstar in the making shows what he’s got. Yong-gwan Balahontsev, the Minas Morgul Slayers 24-year-old shortstop, put himself in the spotlight last week making him the clear-cut choice for Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

He ripped 9 hits in 28 at-bats, compiling a .321 average with 5 home runs and 10 RBIs.

For the season Balahontsev is batting .298 with 172 hits and 36 home runs. He has scored 94 times and batted in 103.

June’s MC Top Pitcher is Slayers Norcross

Sunday, July 1st, 2040
Despite the number of years she’s been in the league, Gwaebrylla Norcross still gets excited when she puts together a quality stretch like she had in June. The 33-year-old starter for Minas Morgul was named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

She collected 5 wins and no losses with 35 strikeouts in her 5 starts, putting up a fine 0.99 ERA in 36.1 innings of work.

This season Norcross has worked 108 innings with 123 strikeouts en route to a 10-5 record and a 3.08 ERA.

Minas Morgul’s the Story-teller Gets 2000th Hit

Monday, June 18th, 2040
It was one of Nazbag the Story-teller’s better days at the ballpark. The Minas Morgul Slayers toppled the Misty Mountain Hops 3-2 and the second baseman recorded his 2000th career hit.

During his 2017-game career the Story-teller has batted .285 and collected 2001 hits, 139 home runs and 868 RBIs.

Slayers Gandir to Miss Year

Sunday, May 27th, 2040
Saroma Gandir will soon find out from her doctors if er season will continue. The first diagnosis was not too positive and indicated the Minas Morgul reliever could miss the remainder of the year. Gandir was injured while throwing a pitch in the Slayers-Dragons clash at Sylvan Cove recently. Doctors said she has a torn labrum and would be out a minimum of 6 months.

Gandir has taken the hill for 22 relief appearances this season, nailing down 5 saves while notching a 2-2 record with a 3.12 ERA. The Minas Morgul reliever has limited opposing batters to a .247 batting average.

Minas Morgul’s Balahontsev MC Star of the Week

Monday, April 9th, 2040
One of the league’s most exciting young players, Yong-gwan Balahontsev of the Minas Morgul Slayers earned himself Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors with a standout performance in last week’s games.

For the week the 23-year-old left fielder had a lofty .556 average (10-for-18), collecting 1 home run, 12 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

Slayers Ringworker Hanging up His Spikes

Thursday, April 28th, 2039
Tognar Ringworker is known as one of the hardest workers in Tolkien Baseball, but that body of work will come to a close at season’s end.

“I’m going to hang up the spikes,” the 39-year-old Minas Morgul Slayers first baseman confirmed today. “I’ve busted my butt for years for this sport and I’m grateful for all that I’ve accomplished in baseball.”

Lifetime Ringworker is batting .264 with 452 doubles, 24 triples, 379 home runs and 1342 RBIs in 2437 games.

MC Names Best Player

Monday, September 27th, 2038
Aragorn Reinhart is respected by most Minas Morgul Slayers fans for his no-frills style of play. The 29-year-old third baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .464 average (13-for-28) with 2 home runs, 6 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

This year Reinhart is batting .259 with 152 hits, 13 home runs, 52 RBIs, 56 walks, .324 OBP and has scored 66 runs.