Category: Mirkwood

Great Year for *Hamrh, Hits .407 for Sylvan

Monday, October 1st, 2035
He may be young compared to many Tolkien Baseball stars, but at the age of 21, DeForest *Hamrh has already proven himself as an elite performer.

A .407 batting average on the season has put the Mirkwood Sylvan star into rarefied air.

“He’s only going to get better, that’s the scary thing,” the Mirkwood manager told reporters.

It will be hard to improve on a campaign that saw the catcher stroke 215 hits, with 24 doubles, 5 triples, 13 home runs, 65 RBIs and 93 runs scored.

“I definitely never expected to hit .407 this year, that’s for sure,” *Hamrh said.

Season Ends for Ludrak Trollgobbler of Mirkwood

Saturday, September 15th, 2035
Doctors in Mirkwood said Ludrak Trollgobbler might not play anymore this year. The Sylvan closer suffered a hamstring strain during a game against the Minas Ithil Wyrms and will be out for at least 3-4 weeks. Club officials told BNN they do not expect him to return to the team this season.

Trollgobbler has nailed down 38 saves to date. In 68.2 innings he has fanned 78 batters and walked 14. His pitching record is 4 wins and 3 losses with a 1.31 ERA.

Mirkwood Loses Jesus Barnwell, Will Miss Season

Sunday, September 9th, 2035
The news is bad in Mirkwood. The Sylvan have lost the services of center fielder Jesus Barnwell for the rest of the season due to a sprained ankle. Barnwell was injured in a recent game with the Carrock Bears while making a defensive play and is expected to miss 3 weeks.

This year Barnwell is hitting .221 with 20 home runs and 52 RBIs to his credit. He has gotten on base at a .273 clip and scored 67 runs.

Sylvan Isaiwyn Strikes out 15 Miners

Sunday, August 26th, 2035
Led by an outstanding performance from starter Elraugast Isaiwyn, the Mirkwood Sylvan topped the Moria Miners today by a score of 5-1 at Woodland Field. The 22-year-old Isaiwyn brought his top game to the mound, striking out 15 batters while allowing 1 hit and giving up 3 walks.

“He made a lot of good pitches out there,” Miners manager Florar Arwima said. “He made some of our guys look bad. We didn’t help matters, but we really have to give him credit — he didn’t make many mistakes.”

To this point in the season, Isaiwyn shows a 7-11 record, 18 starts, 123.2 innings, 143 strikeouts and a 4.51 ERA.

Hill Picked Best Player

Monday, July 23rd, 2035
One of the league’s most exciting young players, Sim Hill of the Mirkwood Sylvan earned himself Shire Conference Player of the Week honors with a standout performance in last week’s games.

For the week the 24-year-old third baseman had a lofty .355 average (11-for-31), collecting 5 home runs, 16 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

This year Hill is hitting .225 with 20 home runs and 70 RBIs to his credit. He has gotten on base at a .263 clip and scored 47 runs.