Category: Moria

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.

Cotton, Miners Wallop Bounders in Game 5

The Moria Miners have closed some of the gap between themselves and the series-leading Bywater Bounders, winning 11-2 at The Water Park today. Miners left fielder Daisy Cotton was named player of the game after she went 4-4 with a home run and 2 doubles, while adding 3 RBI and scoring once. The win cuts the deficit facing the Miners to 3-2 in the best-of-7 Fellowship Series.

Moria used the clutch hitting of Dejaria Legioril to capture the win. The second baseman drilled a 2-run double in the top of the second inning to give the Miners the lead, 3-0. For the game, Legioril had 1 single and 1 double in 4 at-bats.

Said losing manager Girith of Rhun: “Give the Miners credit. They took advantage of our mistakes.”

The next game is set to be played Sunday at Khazad-dum Stadium. Slated to start are Eiamir Tarsis for Bywater and Ulor Eowàthien for Moria.

Moonbeam, Bounders Sink Miners Again in Game 3

The Bywater Bounders moved to within one game of the Two Towers Series today, downing the visiting Moria Miners at The Water Park by a score of 5-3. Bounders right fielder Splinter Moonbeam was named player of the game after he slugged 2 home runs, while adding 3 RBI and scoring twice. The win gives the Bounders a 3-0 advantage in the best-of-7 Fellowship Series.

Bywater grabbed control in the bottom of the eighth. With one out and the bases loaded, Meriadoc Mugworts delivered a 2-run single, to make it 5-3 in favor of the Bounders.

“It was a good effort all around,” said Mugworts.

Game 4 is scheduled for tomorrow at The Water Park. The scheduled starters for the game are Lulaklenzi Snider for the Moria Miners and Aldo Lerma for the the Bywater Bounders.

Throatgobbler Handcuffs Miners, Bounders Lead 2-0

With starter Gal Throatgobbler leading the charge, the Bywater Bounders defeated the Moria Miners, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Fellowship Series today. The right-hander threw 8 innings of 3-hit ball at Khazad-dum Stadium to help Bywater take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Throatgobbler allowed 1 run over 8 innings. He also racked up 6 strikeouts.

“We put together a nice win,” Throatgobbler said.

Game 3 is set to be played Wednesday at The Water Park. Slated to start are Yoshimi Lightloafer for Moria and Meli Rocksnapper for Bywater.

Hammerbearer Handcuffs Miners, Bounders Up 1-0

The Bywater Bounders started the Fellowship Series in style today, winning on the road against the Moria Miners at Khazad-dum Stadium by a score of 5-1 to take an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Bounders right-hander Tiran Hammerbearer was named player of the game after he threw 9 innings of 5-hit ball.

The Miners had trouble solving Hammerbearer, who surrendered 1 earned run on 5 hits over 9 innings.

“For the most part, I made good pitches when I needed to,” said Hammerbearer.

The next game is scheduled for tomorrow at Khazad-dum Stadium. The scheduled starters for the game are Gal Throatgobbler for Bywater and Ulor Eowàthien for Moria.

Moria Sits Atop Shire Conference Dwarf Division

Wednesday, September 28th, 2039
The Moria Miners are the class of the Shire Conference Dwarf Division.

With their record sitting at 94-63, the club officially captured the division title today for the 5th time.

“Every guy in the room has worked towards this goal all year long,” said manager Florar Arwima. “I’m proud to call this my team.”

The club will now go in search of their 2nd Tolkien Baseball championship.

“It’s not going to be easy, but winning the Return of the King Series is our ultimate goal,” said starting pitcher Galugol Eliolas.

Division Remains Up for Grabs, but Moria in Postseason

Tuesday, September 27th, 2039
The Moria Miners will be a part of this year’s postseason.

On the strength of their 93-63 record, the Miners have clinched a spot in the postseason, although it’s not yet official whether or not that will be a division title or a wild card berth.

The Shire Conference Dwarf Division team will be seeking its 2nd Tolkien Baseball championship once playoffs begin.

Galugol Eliolas Reaches 250 Wins

Thursday, September 1st, 2039
Moria ace Galugol Eliolas solidified his place in league history with his 250th career victory today at The Eyrie. Eliolas and the Miners bested Erebor 4-1. He checked the Eagles on 6 hits in 8 innings and finished the day with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks.

“I’ve worked hard for this day,” Eliolas said. “Sometimes I didn’t think it would happen. Most of the time it seemed so far off. Now it’s here. It’s like a dream!”

His career stats show that Eliolas has racked up 250 victories and 115 defeats and has recorded an ERA of 2.88. He also has fanned 3522 batters in 3480 innings and allowed 2849 hits.

Lightloafer #1 SC Pitcher in August

Thursday, September 1st, 2039
Yoshimi Lightloafer 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 Miners starter is a relative newcomer to the league, but nonetheless racked up an impressive 5-1 won-lost record in 6 starts. This month he fanned 35 batters in 47.1 innings and compiled a 1.71 ERA.

Thus far this season, Lightloafer has tossed 203.2 innings in 26 starts, fanned 150 batters, walked 67 and put up a 2.47 ERA with 13 wins and 9 losses.