Category: Moria

Brockhouse Wallops #300

Sunday, August 26th, 2040
Moria’s 6-2 victory over Mirkwood was highlighted by Carly Brockhouse’s 300th career home run. His teammates congratulated him at home plate after he circled the bases.

“I didn’t see all of them out there,” Brockhouse said with a chuckle, “until I rounded third base.” He added sheepishly: “It was only a home run. It’s not like I won us a World Series!”

In 4 at-bats the Miners right fielder collected 1 hit in his historic game, scored 1 run, and had 2 RBI.

Brockhouse has a career .260 batting average and .341 on-base percentage. He has recorded 1857 hits with 411 doubles, 76 triples, 300 homers, 1059 RBIs and scored 1046 runs since coming into the league.

Moria Starter July’s Best Pitcher

Wednesday, August 1st, 2040
Galugol Eliolas took home the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month honors in July. After all these years playing ball, the 36-year-old veteran still enjoys the game as though he’d just broken camp for the first time a month ago. He’s a bit older now with a few more aches and pains, but the old man has reason to celebrate, having gone 5-1 for Moria last month and claiming the Pitcher of the Month award.

He tacked up a 1.72 ERA in his 6 starts, tossing 47 innings and striking out 34.

Eliolas has fashioned a 10-7 mark for the season, 3.03 ERA and thrown 148.1 innings in 22 starts. Opposing clubs are batting .241 against him.

Diagon Alley-Moria Trade: the Slob for Passas

Tuesday, July 31st, 2040
Signed … sealed … and delivered.

Diagon Alley has worked out terms of a deal to send 32-year-old RHP Ecthel the Slob to Moria for 25-year-old RF Fuat Passas. Both teams expect to introduce their new players at press conferences later in the week.

This year in 20 starts, the Slob has recorded 6 wins and absorbed 8 losses. He has pitched 119.1 innings, allowed 108 hits, struck out 135 and has a 4.45 ERA.

*the Runner Collects Player of the Week Award

Monday, July 23rd, 2040
Veteran Farmak *the Runner had a great week at the plate for the Miners to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Shire Conference.

The 36-year-old Moria catcher built a .545 average on the strength of 12 hits in 22 at-bats, 2 home runs and 6 RBIs.

So far this season *the Runner is hitting .302 with 18 home runs, 57 RBIs and 51 runs scored. He has 90 hits in 298 at-bats and a .374 OBP.

League Gives *Puttifoot and Zorola 4-Game Suspensions

Saturday, July 14th, 2040
One player challenged the other with some angry words at the Bounders-Miners game at The Water Park yesterday. There was some pushing and shoving — then the dugouts emptied. There was a lot of scuffling, but no punches thrown. When order was finally restored and the dust settled, the umpires ejected Bywater’s Ferdinand *Puttifoot and Moria’s Chan-koo Zorola.

Now both antagonists will get some time off, courtesy of the league commissioner. They were suspended 4 games for inappropriate and aggressive behavior.

So far this season *Puttifoot is hitting .338 with 26 home runs, 65 RBIs and 66 runs scored. He has 107 hits in 317 at-bats and a .463 OBP.

During this season Zorola has delivered 0 saves. In 17 relief appearances, he has 25 strikeouts in 39 innings with a 3.69 ERA and 1 win and no losses.

#500 for *the Runner

Thursday, May 31st, 2040
Bree defeated Moria today 10-7 and took some of the joy out of Farmak *the Runner’s 500th career home run.

“I just wanted to get a good swing on the ball all day,” *the Runner said. “And I did.”

Despite the loss, it was a good game for the 36-year-old Miners catcher. He had 2 hits, scored 2 runs and had 2 RBI.

The Cheese manager said, “You could see he was aggressive up there. The worst thing we did was throw him a strike. It probably would have been better if we threw the ball outside of the strike zone every time he came to the plate because he seemed like he was in a hurry to get it over with.”

In his career stats *the Runner has compiled a .281 batting average and collected 1886 hits, 500 home runs and 1287 RBIs.

$3,960,000 Lands RP Glénduil for Miners

Saturday, March 24th, 2040
31-year-old reliever Baldo Glénduil has inked a deal with Moria. Many baseball people question whether he is really worth $3,960,000 over 1 year.

However, the team thinks that Glénduil will be a solid contributor this season.

Taking the hill 198 times in his career, Glénduil has compiled an ERA of 3.73 with 2 saves. He has tossed 304 innings with 204 strikeouts and 75 free passes. Opponents have hit .258 against him. His won-lost record stands at 20-18.

Star RP Gaulf Settles on Moria

Wednesday, March 21st, 2040
Luumsh Gaulf and Moria put the finishing touches on a $5,500,000-a-year deal that will keep the 30-year-old in a Moria uniform for 2 years.

Team officials reportedly held their breath at the last moment, since Gaulf had second thoughts mulling over other offers.

To date in Gaulf’s career he has 74 saves with a 28-17 record and a 3.21 ERA.

Bounders Prevail, as Fellowship Series Goes to the Wire

Monday, October 17th, 2039
The Bywater Bounders and Moria Miners put on a classic Fellowship Series that was in question until the final game.

In the end, Bywater won the deciding contest by a score of 6-1, to take the series 4-3.

“It doesn’t get much tighter than that. To win a series in the last game is a thrill,” said Meriadoc Mugworts, who earned series MVP honors for Bywater. “Our guys are breathing a little easier now.”

For the series, Mugworts hit .480 with a .519 on-base percentage. He had 2 home runs, drove in 5 RBI and scored 5 runs.

The Bywater Bounders will play against the Bucklebury Fairies in the next round. Bucklebury won their series against the Mirkwood Sylvan 4 games to 2. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

Moria Overcomes 2 HRs from Mugworts, Series Tied

Bywater center fielder Meriadoc Mugworts pounded Moria pitchers at Khazad-dum Stadium, but it was not enough to keep the Bounders from losing in a walk-off. The Miners fell 6-5 in Game 6 of the Fellowship Series. Mugworts went 2 for 2 with 2 home runs and 2 walks. He drove in 3 runs and scored twice and was named player of the game for his efforts, even as he saw the Bounders slip into a 3-3 tie in the best-of-7 series.

Gleran Rockcrusher had a nice at-bat for the Miners with one out in the bottom of the tenth. With a runner on 2nd, the center fielder drew a walk, which would prove important in the Moria win.

“We were able to get some things going offensively,” said Rockcrusher.

The next game is scheduled for tomorrow at Khazad-dum Stadium. Slated to start are Eiamir Tarsis for Bywater and Yoshimi Lightloafer for Moria.