Category: Ravenhill

2039 MC #1 Star is Ravenhill’s *Baggins

Sunday, November 20th, 2039
Forerunner *Baggins of the Ravenhill Darkwings proved that you can step out of the shadows and onto the stage if you’ve got the talent and the drive to hone your skills. Hard work, long hours and a tireless resolve paid off for him today in the form of the Mordor Conference Sam Gamgee Batter.

*Baggins hit for a .350 average while collecting 202 hits, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 56 home runs, 125 RBIs and scoring 144 times.

Issth Foriand of the Misty Mountain Hops finished second in voting, while Ragnar *Stonecutter III of the Isengard Raiders finished third.

*Baggins Captures Triple Crown

Tuesday, October 4th, 2039
Ravenhill fans adore first baseman Forerunner *Baggins — and for good reason — the Darkwings slugger completed a phenomenal season by winning the prestigious Triple Crown. He’s the 4th player in SGCBL history ever to do it. The 30-year-old *Baggins led the Mordor Conference in batting average, home runs and RBIs.

“To win this honor is beyond belief,” he said. “Just to lead in one of the categories is great. To lead in all three is unbelievable.”

No one will soon forget the mammoth numbers he put up this season: a .350 average with 56 home runs and 125 runs batted in.

MC Player of the Week, Silvermaster of Ravenhill

Monday, September 19th, 2039
What a performance by Fusil Silvermaster of the Ravenhill Darkwings! The third baseman really tore up Mordor Conference pitching and easily claimed the Player of the Week Award.

The 32-year-old hit .500 with 3 home runs and 4 RBIs. For the week he was 9-for-18 and scored 6 runs.

In this current campaign Silvermaster is hitting at a .266 clip with 31 home runs and 86 RBIs.

MC Presents Player of the Week Trophy

Monday, September 5th, 2039
At the age of 32, Fusil Silvermaster might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Ravenhill third baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .500 batting average. For his efforts Silvermaster collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 12 hits in 24 at-bats, 2 home runs and 6 RBIs last week in 7 games.

This season in 130 games Silvermaster is batting .257 with 27 home runs, 78 RBIs and has scored 72 times.

Rödinger Premier Pitcher in August

Thursday, September 1st, 2039
Zoello Rödinger has made fans throughout Tolkien Baseball take notice over the past month with an exceptional 4-1 record. No pitcher in the Mordor Conference threw better in August, garnering him the Pitcher of the Month award today.

In 6 starts Rödinger compiled a 2.12 ERA, putting up a 4-1 record, striking out 35 and tossing 51 innings.

This year Rödinger has registered 15 wins and 10 losses in 27 starts with a 3.30 ERA while registering 169 strikeouts and 45 walks in 215.2 innings.

Veteran Legélindë Hits Three Dingers

Sunday, July 3rd, 2039
Vormina Legélindë added her name in the record books after an explosive home run spree against the Minas Morgul Slayers. But despite joining the select list of sluggers to hit three home runs in a game, it didn’t guarantee a victory. The Ravenhill Darkwings fell to the Slayers, 7-4.

In her big day at The Ballpark at Helms Deep, the Ravenhill right fielder went 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs and scored 3 times.

“It was just one of those days,” she told BNN sportswriters in the postgame interview. “I don’t know how to explain it. I’m just putting a good swing on the ball. “You would think three homers would win most games. It was good to hit ’em, but a win would have really made my day.”

Vormina Legélindë hit a solo-shot off Agrunk Nosethrower in the 1st, hit a solo-shot off Agrunk Nosethrower in the 3rd, singled in the 5th, hit a two-run home run off Agrunk Nosethrower in the 7th and flied out in the 9th.

Legélindë is swinging at a .195 pace on the year with 6 home runs, 11 RBIs and 27 runs scored. She has played in 43 games.

Forerunner *Baggins is June’s #1 Hitter in MC

Friday, July 1st, 2039
Forerunner *Baggins of the Ravenhill Darkwings was named the Mordor Conference’s best batter for his fine performance in June.

He compiled a .400 batting average and .556 on-base percentage during the month. In 26 games he piled up 34 hits, 8 home runs, 24 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

This year *Baggins has batted at a .380 pace with 104 hits, 30 home runs, 68 RBIs and scored 73 times.

Graves Honored by First Ballot Selection to SGCBL Hall of Fame

Thursday, June 30th, 2039
The Baseball Writers Association has put the crowning touch on Joe Graves’s outstanding baseball career. They put the great mound superstar in the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame today.

He modestly gave credit to “better than average pitching skills and lots of three-run homers” for making it possible for him to move up into the legendary class of baseball players — but the sportswriters, his teammates and peers knew differently.

In reality Graves was a craftsman, an artist. He was a perfectionist. He painted a ballgame stroke by stroke and when he got through pitching a game, it was a masterpiece.

By the time he retired at age 38, Graves fashioned an impressive record of 195-83, had an ERA of 2.84, struck out 2112 batters and held opposing teams to a .236 batting average. Graves made 355 mound appearances and worked 2548.1 innings in his career.

Rödinger Sparkles in Shutout

Tuesday, June 28th, 2039
All went well for Zoello Rödinger of the Ravenhill Darkwings as he pitched his team to a 4-0 shutout victory over the Grey Havens Stars, limiting them to 1 hit. In the postgame interview, both managers had glowing things to say about Rödinger on the day.

“Zoello’s got a good selection of pitches he can throw at a guy,” said Darkwings manager Dwalin Rockanvil. “He changes speed, gives different looks to different hitters. When he’s on his game, he’s quite a handful.”

In the contest, the Ravenhill right-hander rang up 9 and surrendered no walks.

“He didn’t give us any second chances,” said Stars manager Wuunak the Tough. “It’s a guessing game with him and today we were always guessing wrong.”

This season Rödinger has fanned 106 in 129.2 innings and collected a 10-5 record with a 2.78 ERA.

Darkwings *Baggins Hits 400th Homer

Sunday, June 26th, 2039
Misty Mountain defeated Ravenhill today 7-5 and took some of the joy out of Forerunner *Baggins’s 400th career home run.

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

Despite the loss, it was a good game for the 30-year-old Darkwings first baseman. He had 1 hit, scored 2 runs and had 1 RBI.

The Hops 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 *Baggins has accumulated a .345 batting average with 1741 hits. His totals include 135 doubles, 16 triples, 400 home runs, 331 strikeouts, 1229 runs scored, 998 RBIs and a lifetime .481 OBP.