Category: Mirkwood

Barnwell’s Season Could be Over

Tuesday, April 28th, 2037
The Mirkwood Sylvan were dealt a blow today when center fielder Jesus Barnwell left the game with an undisclosed injury. The team has now revealed that Barnwell has suffered a fractured hip and will most likely miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury.

A look at his season totals shows Barnwell with 4 home runs, .173 BA, .225 OBP, 7 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

$17,700,000 Lands SP Bats for Sylvan

Monday, March 16th, 2037
The Mirkwood front office announced the signing of Malin Bats today as the team’s new starting pitcher. The 32-year-old came to terms with the Sylvan and will be hauling in $5,900,000 a year over 3 years.

In his career stats, Bats has won 39 and lost 52, collecting 667 strikeouts and 241 walks in 766.2 innings with a 3.74 ERA. Opponents have hit .239 against him.

Trollgobbler Named Top Reliever for SC

Wednesday, November 26th, 2036
Ludrak Trollgobbler came out of the bullpen and worked through tough situations all year, and for his performance he’s been named the recipient of the Shire Conference Gwaihir Reliever Award for 2036.

The 27-year-old out of Minas Morgul, Orc Lands captured the award with 48 saves in 79 relief appearances, 114 strikeouts in 95 innings and a record of 8 wins and 7 losses to go with his 2.37 ERA.

“I’m thankful, it’s a great honor,” he told Baseball News Network.

Huugdish Gnomebasher of the Bucklebury Fairies finished second in voting, while Voilin Chiselmasher of the Minas Ithil Wyrms finished third.

Ravenhill 2036 Return of the King Series Champions

Monday, November 10th, 2036
It was a hard-fought battle for both teams to make it this far. But as the saying goes, “to the victors go the spoils.” For the victorious Ravenhill Darkwings, that meant the Tolkien Baseball Return of the King Series trophy.

The Darkwings took a 4-2 victory over the Mirkwood Sylvan at The Ballpark at Helms Deep, winning their 2nd championship after taking the series 4-2.

“We’ve got grit,” said Darkwings left fielder Nrodarag Tetsuya, who was named MVP of the series. “We know how to win when we have to.”

The new titleholders completed the regular season with a first-place finish in the Mordor Conference Goblin Division and a 96-66 record.

Mirkwood Takes Two Towers Series

Saturday, November 1st, 2036
Despite the best efforts of Katie Simbelmyne, the Mirkwood Sylvan have won the Two Towers Series.

The Minas Tirith Titans standout was named series MVP, even though her team lost to Mirkwood 5-1 in the final game, and dropped the series 4-2.

“Hats off to them, they deserve to be moving on,” Simbelmyne said at Elrod Stadium at Finrod Field after being awarded his MVP trophy. “I just wish I could trade this trophy in for a chance at the Return of the King Series.”

For their part, the Sylvan celebrated long into the night, as they are now set to move on to the Return of the King Series.

The Mirkwood Sylvan will play against the Ravenhill Darkwings in the next round. Ravenhill won their series against the Isengard Raiders 4 games to 2. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.