Category: Weathertop

Veteran the Vague Hits Three Dingers

Wednesday, April 14th, 2038
Weathertop Witch Kings catcher Baztrak the Vague had a magnificent game against the Dol Guldur Dragons today, rocketing three balls out of Dol Guldur Stadium to help the Witch Kings take the 9-4 victory.

“I got some good pitches to hit and I creamed them,” he said after the game. “The first was a big, fat fastball and the last two were hanging curves. All three were mistakes.”

For the game, the Vague went 3-for-4 with 6 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

“There’s a fine line between hitting home runs and line drives,” Weathertop manager Gameodriel Anorfin said later. “Seems like Baztrak found his home run stroke today.”

Baztrak the Vague struck out in the 1st, hit a two-run home run off Tavzava Nöriand in the 3rd, hit a two-run home run off Tavzava Nöriand in the 4th, walked in the 6th and hit a two-run home run off Neli Orckiller in the 8th.

This season the Vague has banged out 10 hits in 35 at-bats for a .286 average with 4 home runs. He is getting on base at a .324 pace and his totals also include 8 RBIs and 5 runs scored.

Season Possibly Over for Dorsey Whist

Wednesday, August 12th, 2037
Weathertop right fielder Dorsey Whist could miss the remainder of the season because of torn ankle ligaments. He exited yesterday’s Dagorlad game after injuring himself while making a defensive play. The original diagnosis said Whist would be out 4 months. Later on his doctors said he could be out even longer. “He’s done,” his manager commented at the BNN press conference. “It’s a season-ending injury, but it could have been worse. It’s not the worst-case scenario, so we’re happy about that.”

So far this year in 106 games Whist is hitting .310 with 32 home runs, 66 RBIs and 75 runs scored.

Goldtearer Garners MC Batter of the Month Award

Monday, June 1st, 2037
Marin Goldtearer battered Mordor Conference pitchers all May and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award.

“I’ve been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in and day out to be able to put up this kind of consistency,” the 33-year-old Goldtearer told reporters. “I put in a lot of work, even on the days I might not take the field, and it’s always nice when everything comes together for me like it did this last month.”

In 25 games, Goldtearer hit .382 with 9 home runs, 25 RBIs and scored 20 runs.

This year Goldtearer has collected a .374 batting average to date with 71 hits in 190 at-bats, 40 RBIs, 13 home runs and scored 34 times. He has played in 48 games.

MC Player of the Week Named

Monday, May 25th, 2037
Dorsey Whist more than did his part for the Weathertop Witch Kings over the last seven days and earned Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors in the process.

The club’s right fielder logged an impressive .455 average, drove in 4 runs, hit 3 home runs and scored 4 times.

Batting .325 to date, Whist has 14 home runs and 26 RBIs.

#300 for Goldtearer

Friday, May 8th, 2037
Marin Goldtearer circled the bases and raised his arm in triumph. He had finally hit his 300th home run. It was a homer for a lot of people: himself, his teammates past and present, his former managers and coaches, and especially his family, who sat near the plate cheering his every at-bat during the past few games.

Goldtearer spoke with BNN and said, “I knew number 300 would come sooner or later. I had to keep reminding myself, ‘Relax, relax, just let it happen, let it happen.’ And it finally did.”

His milestone homer came in the Weathertop Witch Kings 4-2 win over the Dunharrow Devils. Goldtearer went 2 for 5 in the game, scored 2 runs, and batted in 2.

His all-time numbers show Goldtearer is carrying a .322 career batting average with 300 home runs and 994 RBIs.