Category: Mirkwood

Manager Teviel Gets Walking Papers in Mirkwood

Wednesday, July 7th, 2038
It came as no surprise to anyone in the press corps: Ulthor Teviel was fired today as manager of the Mirkwood Sylvan.

His feuds with Sylvan players were one of the worst-kept secrets in baseball.

Even through the closed doors of the manager’s office, reporters often overheard shouting matches between Teviel and players.

Rumors that a recent argument between Teviel and an unnamed pitcher degenerated into fisticuffs could not be substantiated, but there was no denying the acrimonious atmosphere that had developed in the clubhouse.

Team insiders had been saying for weeks that it was only a matter of time before Teviel would be let go.

According to these insiders, the team has a replacement in mind, but will hold off making an official announcement for at least a day.

Week’s Top Player: Mirkwood’s Dap

Monday, June 14th, 2038
Gundabald Dap is respected by most Mirkwood Sylvan fans for his no-frills style of play. The 27-year-old second baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .471 average (8-for-17) with 4 home runs, 8 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

Dap on the season is hitting .250 with 5 home runs. His stats include 12 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Seaward Shuts Out Lothlorien

Saturday, June 12th, 2038
It was a great game for Charlie Seaward of the Mirkwood Sylvan. The 37-year-old hurler blanked the Lothlorien Lumberjacks 9-0, stopping them on 1 hit.

In the current season in 13 starts, Charlie Seaward has a record of 10-2 with 50 strikeouts in 102.2 innings and a 2.98 ERA.

2000 Hits for Moonkiller

Tuesday, June 1st, 2038
For Ufrat Moonkiller, it was a red-letter day. The Mirkwood Sylvan first baseman slapped his 2000th career hit. That his team defeated the Rivendell Royals, 14-4, made it even sweeter.

His manager paid tribute to Moonkiller after the game: “I’ve followed Ufrat since he came into the league,” he said. “Fine ballplayer. Fine work ethic. I’m not surprised by what he’s achieved.”

The 38-year-old Moonkiller finished the day with 2 hits in 5 at-bats.

In his career Moonkiller has compiled a .272 batting average and collected 2000 hits, 315 home runs and 1086 RBIs.

Sylvan Anexoria Suffers Injury

Tuesday, May 4th, 2038
A blow for Wilda Anexoria today — team doctors confirmed she will miss 4-5 months with a fractured ankle. Anexoria suffered the injury colliding with a player at a base. Although officials from the Mirkwood Sylvan are confident she’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Anexoria’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

Thus far this season in 27 games Anexoria is batting .250 with 5 home runs, 16 RBIs and 16 runs scored. She has 26 hits in 104 at-bats.

Veteran Moonkiller, Mirkwood Complete Deal

Thursday, January 21st, 2038
The Sylvan and Ufrat Moonkiller reached an accord earlier today which brings the shortstop to town for 2 years.

Moonkiller will pocket $5,600,000 total and is widely expected to contribute significantly to the club’s playoff drive.

In his 1854-game career Moonkiller has tagged 1966 hits with 458 doubles, 23 triples and 308 home runs. His lifetime batting average is .273 with 1067 RBIs and 1169 runs scored.

Sylvan Capture Shire Conference Elf Division

Thursday, September 24th, 2037
The pennant has been won, the Mirkwood Sylvan are champions of the Shire Conference Elf Division.

Catcher DeForest *Hamrh said his team is a “gritty and determined” club that were poised to win the division from day one.

“We knew the day the season opened that we’d be champions,” he said. “It was just a matter of going out there and doing it.”

At the helm, team manager Ulthor Teviel said his club is certainly not short on confidence.

“There’s a lot of belief in the dugout and in the clubhouse,” he said.

Mirkwood’s record currently sits at 88-63 and it’s the 14th division win for the franchise.

SC Names Best Player

Monday, September 7th, 2037
DeForest *Hamrh has the tools to stick in this league for many years. The 23-year-old catcher of the Mirkwood Sylvan had a hot bat in the Shire Conference over the past seven days and won the Player of the Week honors.

*Hamrh batted .520 with 13 hits in 25 at-bats, 2 home runs and 8 RBIs.

For the year *Hamrh is batting .387 with 155 hits and 26 home runs. He has scored 81 times and driven in 79.

Bears End *Hamrh’s Streak

Tuesday, August 11th, 2037
The 25-game hitting streak of Mirkwood Sylvan catcher DeForest *Hamrh came to an end today at Old League Park. The Carrock Bears held him hitless in 3 at-bats and also sent the Sylvan down to defeat, 2-1.

Later, *Hamrh acknowledged to BNN reporters that the hit streak meant something to him.

“It was special,” he said, “but I think other people make a bigger deal out of it than I do, or the players do. It was what we’re all supposed to do; go out and hit the ball and try to score runs. It was a cool deal, but it’s over now. Let’s try to start a new one.”

For the year *Hamrh is batting .384 with 22 home runs, 63 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

*Hamrh Ups Hit Streak to 25 Consecutive Games

Sunday, August 9th, 2037
DeForest *Hamrh’s hitting streak is becoming the talk of Mirkwood. The 22-year-old catcher extended it once again today, this time bringing it to 25 games with a 1-for-2 performance against the Lake Town Archers. The Sylvan took the game, 13-7.

“People are starting to bring it up to me when I’m around town,” he said. “It’s getting stressful.”
DeForest *Hamrh singled in the 1st, flied out in the 3rd, walked in the 5th and walked in the 7th.

*Hamrh is hitting .388 this year with 22 home runs, 63 RBIs and 69 runs scored. He has 128 hits in 330 at-bats, 46 walks and a .465 on-base percentage. *Hamrh has played in 90 games.