Category: Mirkwood

Gamamir on Fire, Named Player of the Week

Monday, April 22nd, 2041
A battle-tested Yrneha Gamamir declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 33-year-old Mirkwood first baseman collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .360 average, 9 hits in 25 at-bats, 5 home runs, 9 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

This year Gamamir has batted at a .242 pace with 16 hits, 7 home runs, 14 RBIs and scored 14 times.

Number 2000 for *Hamrh

Monday, April 15th, 2041
Mirkwood’s DeForest *Hamrh got the standing ovation — but the Old Forest Merry Fellows got the win.

It was a special day for him at Shire Greens Stadium. A day when *Hamrh notched hit #2000 of his career. The fans went wild when he did. Even the Merry Fellows fans applauded.

The Sylvan catcher went 2-for-3 in a losing cause as Old Forest spoiled the party with the 7-5 victory.

In the postgame interview, a downhearted *Hamrh told the media, “We lost — It’s not about individual accomplishments — we lost.”

When pressed further, he admitted his pride in reaching the 2000-hit mark, “A lot of great players never get there. I’m proud, but I would be happier if we had won.”

*Hamrh is batting .384 with 2001 career base hits, including 235 doubles, 34 triples and 215 home runs with 838 RBIs and 927 runs scored. He has played in 1385 games, stolen 248 bases and compiled a .463 OBP.

Save Number 300 for Sylvan Trollgobbler

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2041
Baseball is a numbers game, which means that every milestone reached is special for a player. Today relief specialist Ludrak Trollgobbler of the Mirkwood Sylvan joined the coveted 300-save club, proving that he is one of the best in the business. The 31-year-old Trollgobbler closed out today’s 4-1 win, throwing 1 innings and surrendering no runs and no hits to beat the Bucklebury Fairies at Woodland Field.

In 560 appearances and 640 innings, Trollgobbler has saved 300 games. His career record is 48-34 with 737 strikeouts. His ERA stands at 2.62.

Lake Town Takes Fellowship Series

Saturday, October 13th, 2040
The Lake Town Archers “bent but didn’t break” against the Mirkwood Sylvan in the Fellowship Series.

That’s according to Luumsh Derrokicker of Lake Town, who was named series MVP.

“Our guys faced adversity and overcame it. This series wasn’t easy, but we stuck to our game and made it work,” he said.

Lake Town won the final game by a 2-0 count and the series 4-1.

Derrokicker’s MVP performance included hitting .571 with a .609 on-base percentage. He also had 1 home runs, drove in 4 RBI and scored 5 runs.

The Lake Town Archers don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Bree Cheese – Bywater Bounders series. Bywater leads the series 3 game to 1. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

Adleroff Mows Down 15 Merry Fellows

Wednesday, September 26th, 2040
Aluizio Adleroff of the Mirkwood Sylvan put on a pitching clinic today at Woodland Field as he struck out 15 Old Forest Merry Fellows in a 7-1 victory. Adleroff, who is tied for 6th in the SC in strikeouts with 230, was simply magnificent as he held the Merry Fellows to 2 hits. He walked 2.

“I felt okay at the beginning,” Adleroff said, “but eventually my curveball really started working. I also have to thank my catcher for calling a great game.”

When asked about Adleroff’s performance, Sylvan manager Sesin Gnomeeater shook his head and said, “Yeah, he was good out there today. He was dominating.”

Adleroff has a 19-8 season record so far. In 32 starts, he has fanned 230 batters in 225 innings with a 3.64 ERA.

Sylvan Are Champs of Shire Conference Elf Division

Wednesday, September 26th, 2040
The Mirkwood Sylvan have silenced their critics, backed up those who believed in them and won the Shire Conference Elf Division.

“You always think you’ve got a chance to win the division, but until you get it done you never really know how things are going to play out,” said catcher DeForest *Hamrh. “I think we’re all grateful to get the chance to vie for the Return of the King Series.”

It is the 16th division crown for the franchise and manager Sesin Gnomeeater said in a sporting landscape where you are judged by what you’ve most recently accomplished, “it feels incredibly good to be at the top of the pile.”

Sylvan Clinch Playoff Spot With Victory

Sunday, September 16th, 2040
Today, Mirkwood have officially claimed a spot in this year’s postseason. The team punched their playoff ticket with a win yesterday. “I couldn’t be prouder of this team,” said skipper, Sesin Gnomeeater. “These guys worked their tails off all season long, so they’ve definitely earned this.” However, the Sylvan manager says he won’t let his team rest on their laurels. “We’ve still got a long way to go to reach our ultimate goal and that’s a championship trophy. So we’re gonna celebrate and just let this all sink in tonight, but it’s back to work tomorrow.”

SC Top Pitcher Award for August to Adleroff

Saturday, September 1st, 2040
Aluizio Adleroff took a much-deserved turn in the spotlight earlier today as he accepted the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month award for August.

The 26-year-old Sylvan starter is a relative newcomer to the league, but nonetheless racked up an impressive 4-1 won-lost record in 5 starts. This month he fanned 43 batters in 43 innings and compiled a 1.26 ERA.

This year Adleroff has registered 16 wins and 7 losses in 27 starts with a 3.82 ERA while registering 185 strikeouts and 49 walks in 188.1 innings.

Mirkwood’s *Hamrh Snags August Batting Title

Saturday, September 1st, 2040
DeForest *Hamrh battered Shire Conference pitchers all August 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 26-year-old *Hamrh 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 27 games, *Hamrh hit .460 with 9 home runs, 28 RBIs and scored 28 runs.

*Hamrh is presently hitting at a .403 pace with 18 home runs, 90 RBIs and has scored 102 times.

League Issues 3-Game Suspensions for Brawl

Friday, August 31st, 2040
Hot tempers flared and a few punches were thrown at the Old Forest and Mirkwood game yesterday and ended up with two players ejected. Giden Eladriewen of the Merry Fellows and Galailbo Earbelly of the Sylvan have now been reprimanded and issued 3-game suspensions by the league commissioner for their parts in the fracas.

Eladriewen is hitting .236 so far this season with 76 RBIs and 72 runs scored. He has 119 hits including 34 home runs, 42 walks and .308 OBP.

Earbelly has taken the mound for 32 relief appearances this season, nailing down no saves while notching a 2-0 record with a 1.98 ERA. The Mirkwood reliever has limited opposing batters to a .193 batting average.