Category: Rivendell

Lake Town Takes Hobbit Series in Deciding Game

Sunday, October 7th, 2040
In an exciting Hobbit Series that had its fair share of drama and intrigue, perhaps it is Tolkien Baseball fans who have come out the winner.

But on the field, the winners were the Lake Town Archers, who edged the Rivendell Royals 2-1 to advance to the Fellowship Series.

Lake Town won the final game by a 3-2 count to wrap up the series. Vigan Goldtearer earned series MVP honors, by hitting .500 with a .500 on-base percentage. He had 0 home runs, drove in 1 RBI and scored 0 runs.

The Lake Town Archers will play against the Mirkwood Sylvan in the next round. Mirkwood had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.

Division Remains Up for Grabs, but Rivendell in Postseason

Saturday, September 22nd, 2040
Celebrating a playoff clinch never gets old, according to Gildor *Inglorion of the Rivendell Royals.

“I could do this each and every year,” the starting pitcher said as he celebrated his team officially having clinched a playoff spot. “It’s why we play the game – to get to the playoffs and have a chance to become Return of the King Series champions.”

The Shire Conference Elf Division club has a record of 90-63 and will be seeking the franchise’s 1st Tolkien Baseball championship.

Dogwood Shire Conference’s Hottest Hitter

Monday, September 3rd, 2040
The 36-year-old Rivendell Royals third baseman might not have the spring he had in his step years ago, but the “old man” can still play the game. Pansy Dogwood has been a reliable ballplayer, one who has worked hard to earn everything he’s achieved and today he sits on top of the heap as he was named the Shire Conference Player of the Week.

He went 11-for-21 to rack up a .524 average with 3 home runs and 6 RBI this past week. Dogwood also scored 7 runs.

In his 2040 season totals, Dogwood has 35 home runs, .270 BA, .364 OBP, 95 RBIs and 80 runs scored.

Hit #2000 for Royals Dogwood

Monday, July 23rd, 2040
For Pansy Dogwood, it was a red-letter day. The Rivendell Royals third baseman slapped his 2000th career hit. That his team defeated the Old Forest Merry Fellows, 7-1, made it even sweeter.

His manager paid tribute to Dogwood after the game: “I’ve followed Pansy since he came into the league,” he said. “Fine ballplayer. Fine work ethic. I’m not surprised by what he’s achieved.”

The 36-year-old Dogwood finished the day with 2 hits in 2 at-bats.

Over his career Dogwood has batted .266 and collected 2000 hits, 344 home runs and 1155 RBIs.

Rivendell Royals Ship Earthhead to Carrock

Monday, July 2nd, 2040
In a hastily called press conference, Rivendell announced today a trade with Carrock that will send 32-year-old LHP Fasur Earthhead to the Bears in exchange for 27-year-old RHP Nol the Tearer. All players are expected to be in their respective new cities in time for today’s games.

Rivendell will retain a portion of Earthhead’s remaining contract.

To date this year Earthhead has compiled a 7-6 mark with a 4.29 ERA in 16 starts.

This year the Tearer has gone 6-4 with an ERA of 4.96 and has 70 strikeouts in 101.2 innings.

Sylvan End Argyll’s Streak

Thursday, May 24th, 2040
The Mirkwood Sylvan pitching staff did its job today, holding hot-hitting Giacomino Argyll hitless in 5 at-bats during the club’s 14-7 victory over the Rivendell Royals at Royals Stadium. The disappointing performance ended a 22-game hitting streak for the second baseman.

“I’m a little down right now,” Argyll said after the game. “I couldn’t get anything going when the team needed me, and I hated to see the streak end, too.”

During the current season Argyll is batting at a .378 clip with no home runs and 28 RBIs. He has played in 35 games and scored 31 times.

SC Player of the Week Named

Monday, May 7th, 2040
A battle-tested Pansy Dogwood declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 36-year-old Rivendell third baseman collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .407 average, 11 hits in 27 at-bats, 3 home runs, 11 RBIs and 5 runs scored.

On the season, Dogwood is batting .277 with 13 home runs and 32 RBIs. He has played in 32 games.

Ullla Nunduil Hurt, Out for Year

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2040
The Rivendell Royals and their fans were rocked today by the news that star left fielder Ullla Nunduil would miss the rest of the season due to injury. Nunduil was hurt in a recent game against the Carrock Bears while running the bases. He was immediately removed from the game and taken for examination. Tests today revealed the injury was a broken kneecap. His doctors think that Nunduil will miss about 7-8 months.

So far this season Nunduil is hitting .265 with 7 home runs, 18 RBIs and 19 runs scored. He has 31 hits in 117 at-bats and a .287 OBP.

Bywater Halts Argyll’s Hitting Steak

Friday, April 27th, 2040
The hitting streak that Rivendell second baseman Giacomino Argyll had kept going for 22 games was ended today by the Bywater Bounders. Argyll was stymied over 5 at-bats today, but the rest of his team picked him up, taking the 6-5 victory at The Water Park.

“Hitting streaks come and go,” Argyll said. “It did put a little pressure on me. It’s hard to be natural at the plate with something like that always in the back of your mind. If it had to end, I’m glad it was in a win.”

Argyll is hitting .386 this year with no home runs and 11 RBIs. He also has an OBP of .390, 1 walk and scored 9 times.

Argyll Runs Hit String to 20 Straight Games

Wednesday, April 25th, 2040
Win or lose, Giacomino Argyll just keeps on getting base hits — game after game after game. He picked up 3 more today and has now stretched his hitting streak to 20 games.

The Rivendell Royals second baseman went 3-for-5 today, but it wasn’t enough to win the game. His club was defeated 10-6 by the Minas Tirith Titans at Elrod Stadium at Finrod Field.

“It’s amazing to watch him hit right now, but I don’t think anybody’s really mentioning it,” one of his teammates said. “We just don’t want to jinx him.”
Giacomino Argyll doubled in the 1st, singled in the 3rd, singled in the 4th, flied out in the 6th and grounded out in the 9th.

Thus far this season Argyll has hit .447 with no home runs, 10 RBIs and scored 8 times.