Category: Ravenhill

Ravenhill Takes Fellowship Series in Deciding Game

Wednesday, October 17th, 2040
The sweet swing of Forerunner *Baggins has led his team through the Fellowship Series.

The Ravenhill Darkwings star earned series MVP honors as his club downed the Dunharrow Devils to advance to the Two Towers Series.

The Darkwings won the final game at The Ballpark at Helms Deep by a score of 7-3 and the series 4-3.

“I’m seeing the ball well and happy to contribute to a win,” said *Baggins. “I hope it continues for the rest of the playoffs.”

For the series, *Baggins hit .357 with a .379 on-base percentage. He had 4 home runs, drove in 7 RBI and scored 4 runs.

The Ravenhill Darkwings will play against the Isengard Raiders in the next round. Isengard won their series against the Lothlorien Lumberjacks 4 games to 3. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

Ravenhill’s *Baggins Snaps up September Batting Award

Monday, October 1st, 2040
When guys like Ravenhill’s Forerunner *Baggins win Batter of the Month awards, it just makes you feel good. In a productive September, the longtime Mordor Conference veteran toyed with opposing pitchers, collecting 37 hits in 100 at-bats.

The veteran first baseman hit for a .370 batting average and collected 11 home runs, 24 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

*Baggins is currently batting .351 with 63 home runs and 140 RBIs.

Ravenhill Wins Top Spot in Mordor Conference Goblin Division

Friday, September 28th, 2040
The pennant has been won, the Ravenhill Darkwings are champions of the Mordor Conference Goblin Division.

First Baseman Forerunner *Baggins said his team is a “gritty and determined” club that were poised to win the division from day one.

“We knew the day the season opened that we’d be champions,” he said. “It was just a matter of going out there and doing it.”

At the helm, team manager Dwalin Rockanvil said his club is certainly not short on confidence.

“There’s a lot of belief in the dugout and in the clubhouse,” he said.

Ravenhill’s record currently sits at 88-71 and it’s the 16th division win for the franchise.

Delmonte Fans 15 Witch Kings

Thursday, September 27th, 2040
Ravenhill Darkwings starter Isabelle Delmonte brought her best stuff to Amon Sul Stadium today against the Weathertop Witch Kings, striking out 15 batters in her club’s 3-2 victory.

In a strong performance, the 32-year-old Delmonte gave up 5 hits in her 8 innings of work and issued 3 walks.

“I felt good out there,” she said after the game. “My fastball had a lot of life and my cutter was sharp. It was giving hitters fits and working well for me.”

This season Delmonte has 12 wins and 10 losses and a 3.56 ERA.

Playoff Bound: Ravenhill Secures Wild Card

Tuesday, September 25th, 2040
Ravenhill Darkwings fans had reason to rejoice tonight, as the team is heading to the Tolkien Baseball playoffs.

With a record of 86-70, Ravenhill is guaranteed a spot in the postseason, although it remains to be officially decided whether or not that’s as Mordor Conference Goblin Division champions or in a wild card position.

“We have fantastic fans and it feels good to give them something to cheer about,” said first baseman Forerunner *Baggins. “Hopefully there’s a lot more celebrating to come.”

This Week’s Star Player is *Baggins

Monday, September 10th, 2040
Forerunner *Baggins is respected by most Ravenhill Darkwings fans for his no-frills style of play. The 31-year-old first baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .455 average (10-for-22) with 4 home runs, 7 RBIs and 7 runs scored.

On the year *Baggins has hit .350 with 57 home runs, 125 RBIs and scored 125 runs.

Ravenhill’s Myapoka Shuts Out Witch Kings

Tuesday, September 4th, 2040
Coka Myapoka was dynamite at Amon Sul Stadium today, blowing away the Weathertop Witch Kings in a shutout victory. The Ravenhill Darkwings starter had everything working as he held the Witch Kings to 1 hit in the 7-0 win.

“He was pure nasty out there today,” said Weathertop skipper Rubella Lomldor. “I don’t think any team in the league would’ve had a chance against what he was bringing.”

Myapoka finished the game with 8 strikeouts and 4 walks.

In 28 starts this year Myapoka has posted 10 wins while suffering 9 losses. He has pitched 178.1 innings, allowed 169 hits, struck out 141 and has a 3.99 ERA.

Mordor Conference Announces August’s Best Batter

Saturday, September 1st, 2040
Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 31-year-old Forerunner *Baggins put together a solid offensive month for Ravenhill and was crowned August’s top batter in the Mordor Conference.

He batted .337 with 12 home runs, 26 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

Thus far this year *Baggins is batting .347 with 52 home runs, 116 RBIs and 117 runs scored.

*Baggins Collects Hit Number 2000

Tuesday, August 28th, 2040
Forerunner *Baggins of the Ravenhill Darkwings collected career hit number 2000 against the Weathertop Witch Kings today. The 31-year-old first baseman went 1 for 4 in a 8-1 Ravenhill victory at Amon Sul Stadium.

A check of his lifetime stats shows *Baggins has a career .345 average with 2000 hits, 152 doubles, 17 triples, 476 home runs and 1171 RBIs. To date he has scored 1416 runs, walked 1473 times and stolen 259 bases.

Lake Town-Ravenhill Trade: Lomebrildur for Banks

Monday, July 30th, 2040
The players apparently knew they were on the trading block, so it did not surprise one of them when he learned that he had been traded to Lake Town. “Got my bags packed already,” he said, when reached for comment. The Archers will receive 33-year-old 1B Pimpernel Banks, while 38-year-old RHP Tavseen Lomebrildur will go to the Ravenhill Darkwings.

Currently Lomebrildur has a record of 8-5 with 69 strikeouts and 32 walks in 110.2 innings and a 4.47 ERA.

Hitting .254 to date, Banks has 3 home runs and 9 RBIs. He has played in 57 games.