Category: Ravenhill

Star 3B Signs Pact with Darkwings

Star 3B Signs Pact with Darkwings
Monday, April 8th, 2041
Flanked by team officials and his agent, Fusil Silvermaster announced that he’d agreed to terms with the Darkwings earlier today.

Officials declined to specify a salary publicly, but in private say the figure is $17,400,000 per year.

In 6 games this year Silvermaster has posted a .250 average and put up these numbers: 1 home run, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

$12,800,000 Lands 2B Oathkiller for Darkwings

Friday, December 21st, 2040
In a move expected to bring depth to the Darkwings, Ravenhill brass announced the signing today of second baseman Volin Oathkiller.

Oathkiller will be pocketing $6,400,000 per season, an amount some BNN analysts think might be too high.

Oathkiller has played in 871 games and is hitting .272 lifetime with 235 RBIs, 902 hits, 172 doubles, 32 triples and 25 home runs. He has scored 402 times and stolen 228 bases.

MC Announces Best Hitter Award

Monday, November 26th, 2040
Ravenhill’s Forerunner *Baggins put the wraps on a fine campaign today by winning the 2040 Mordor Conference Sam Gamgee Batter.

The 31-year-old veteran scorched the opposition with a .351 average, picking up 196 hits, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 63 home runs and 140 RBIs, while scoring 135 runs.

He received 24 first place votes, as a unanimous winner. Yong-gwan Balahontsev of the Minas Morgul Slayers finished second in voting, while Ragnar *Stonecutter III of the Isengard Raiders finished third.

Isengard Moves on to Return of the King Series

Wednesday, October 24th, 2040
Fans of the Ravenhill Darkwings groaned when Ragnar *Stonecutter III stepped up to the plate in the Two Towers Series.

And for good reason too, as the Isengard Raiders player was instrumental in guiding his team to a 4-1 series win over the Darkwings.

The series was clinched tonight at The Ballpark at Helms Deep, with Isengard coming out on top 5-2 in the deciding game.

*Stonecutter III’s strong series included a .500 batting average, with a .522 on-base percentage. He had 2 home runs, drove in 4 RBI and scored 4 runs.

The Isengard Raiders don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Lake Town Archers – Bywater Bounders series. Lake Town leads the series 3 games to 2. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.

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.