Category: Mirkwood

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.

Is Controversial Catcher Secretly a Softie?

Thursday, August 30th, 2040
File this story under “whoda’ thunk it?” Mirkwood Sylvan’s catcher DeForest *Hamrh is seen by some as being aloof and a bit of a loner. “I’d call him ‘intense,'” teammate Dudish the Vague put it judiciously. *Hamrh’s reputation isn’t helped by his sometimes contentious relationship with the media, and most reporters would agree that he’s not the easiest player to interview, let alone get to know. If he’d agree to talk with you, *Hamrh would probably explain that he puts all of his effort into his peformance on the field, and that he’s focused on winning a championship, not a popularity contest.

So everybody agrees that *Hamrh is, as the old-timers would say, a “tough egg.” But maybe he isn’t as hard-boiled as most folks might think. An inside source recently reported that *Hamrh has been volunteering his time at the Childrens’ Memorial Hospital in Mirkwood. When initially confronted with the story, *Hamrh angrily denied it, but his teammates were unanimous in support of his generous and, frankly, unexpected gesture. “It shows what we always suspected, that his heart is in the right place,” said the Vague. “He really cares about kids, and that’s what counts in the end.”

Does this signal the emergence of a kinder, gentler *Hamrh? Maybe, maybe not. But don’t be surprised if you see him a get a few more high-fives from his fellow Mirkwood players and perhaps a few more autograph requests from some of the kids who benefitted from his previously secret generosity.

Adleroff Stops Moria

Friday, August 24th, 2040
An efficient outing for Aluizio Adleroff usually means a win for the Mirkwood Sylvan and today was no exception. The 26-year-old right-hander held the Moria Miners to a long line of goose eggs. He struck out 10 and gave up 1 hit in the 8-0 shutout.

“Aluizio really got it done out there today,” said Mirkwood manager Sesin Gnomeeater.

On his stats sheet for the year Adleroff shows a 15-7 record, 26 starts, 180.1 innings, 180 strikeouts and a 3.94 ERA.

Week’s #1 Player: Mirkwood’s *Hamrh

Monday, August 13th, 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. DeForest *Hamrh, the Mirkwood Sylvan 25-year-old catcher, put himself in the spotlight last week making him the clear-cut choice for Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

He ripped 15 hits in 23 at-bats, compiling a .652 average with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs.

*Hamrh is batting .401 with 13 home runs and 71 RBIs this season.