Shire Conference Names Top Player

Monday, August 2nd, 2038
It was a fantastic week for Lake Town first baseman Ollla Nerith and it was capped off today with the announcement that he was named the winner of the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

Last week Nerith hammered the ball at a torrid .500 pace, going 13-for-26 with 2 home runs, 7 RBIs and 5 runs scored.

This season Nerith is hitting .286 with 17 home runs.

Weathertop’s Elrolinde Jr. Chosen July’s Best in MC

Sunday, August 1st, 2038
Sorria Elrolinde Jr. took a much-deserved turn in the spotlight earlier today as he accepted the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award for July.

The 26-year-old Witch Kings starter is a relative newcomer to the league, but nonetheless racked up an impressive 5-1 won-lost record in 6 starts. This month he fanned 32 batters in 51.2 innings and compiled a 1.92 ERA.

This year Elrolinde Jr. has a 11-5 record and a 2.19 ERA.

Lomebrildur Nets SC #1 Pitcher Award

Sunday, August 1st, 2038
Arwuwyn Lomebrildur’s been around the league long enough to appreciate the honor he received today. After going 6-0 in July, the 36-year-old Bywater hurler has been named Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month.

He fanned 38 in 48 innings, logged an ERA of 3.19 and allowed opponents to hit .237 against him.

Thus far this season Lomebrildur has posted a 6-0 record, started 6 games, struck out 38 batters in 48 innings and compiled a 3.19 ERA.

Mordor Conference Picks July’s Best Batter

Sunday, August 1st, 2038
Issth Foriand battered Mordor Conference pitchers all July 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 Foriand 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 24 games, Foriand hit .400 with 7 home runs, 24 RBIs and scored 18 runs.

This year Foriand is hitting .367 with 25 home runs.

Bucklebury’s the Iron Giant Winner, SC Best Hitter in July

Sunday, August 1st, 2038
Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 32-year-old Galiamir the Iron Giant put together a solid offensive month for Bucklebury and was crowned July’s top batter in the Shire Conference.

He batted .396 with 10 home runs, 30 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

the Iron Giant has a .291 average and a .325 on-base percentage for the year. He has picked up 116 hits, 26 home runs and driven in 78 runs.

Hit #2500 for Slayers *Blackbark

Saturday, July 31st, 2038
Slayers second baseman Lilith *Blackbark never thought her name would be associated with some of the great players in league history. Now that she has reached the 2500-hit threshold, that’s all but guaranteed. *Blackbark collected her big hit in a 2-1 loss to Dagorlad.

Afterward, she thought about the achievement: “Overwhelmed,” she said. “That’s how I feel about it right now.”

*Blackbark went 2-for-5 for the game.

*Blackbark has played in 2322 games with a .300 career batting average and 2501 hits. She also has scored 1505 runs and driven in 720 runs with 35 home runs.

Fairies Trade Rymer to Darkwings for Eavesdropper

Saturday, July 31st, 2038
The Bucklebury Fairies announced a deal with the Darkwings today, sending 25-year-old RHP Eillf Rymer and 20-year-old minor league RHP Borun Braegen to Ravenhill for 20-year-old minor league 3B Bucca Brownlock and 22-year-old minor league SS Dudo Eavesdropper. It had been talked about for the past few weeks and everything came together late last night. All players are expected to be joining their respective clubs shortly.

In 12 starts this season Rymer has recorded a 3-6 record and a 4.42 ERA.

Bywater Bounders Manager, Girith of Rhun, Hurt During Pre-Game Warmups

Wednesday, July 28th, 2038
Bywater manager Girith of Rhun was forced to miss yesterday’s game after taking an errant throw to his head during warmups.

While standing near first base, Catcher, Gail Bilas, threw a ball to his teammate at first – only it sailed right by and caught the inattentive manager in the right ear.

of Rhun wound up being taken to a local hospital to be observed for symptoms of a concussion.

of Rhun is expected to be fully ready for the team’s next game, as all tests for a concussion came back negative.

When reached for comment today, the Bywater Bounders manager saw some humor in the situation.

“Look, I’ve been telling Gail to have confidence in her arm all year and stop soft tossing the ball,” he said. “It’s too bad her best throw of the year was at me and not to his teammate.”

City Watch-Lumberjacks Swap Confirmed

Thursday, July 29th, 2038
Today at a press conference the Discworld City Watch announced a trade has been completed with the Lothlorien Lumberjacks. The City Watch have shipped 28-year-old 1B Durg the Tough to the Lumberjacks for 26-year-old minor league 2B Foisur Armordelver.

In his season totals, the Tough has 6 home runs, .340 BA, .397 OBP, 22 RBIs and 28 runs scored. He has played in 74 games.

Dunharrow, Minas Tirith Trade Made

Thursday, July 29th, 2038
Dunharrow and Minas Tirith have agreed in principle to a trade. The Devils will send 33-year-old RF Granil Ironbane and 24-year-old minor league RHP Satu Toothdecay to the Titans for 34-year-old minor league 1B Rinak Shewmaker. The deal is expected to be finalized shortly and the clubs will be introducing their new players to the press when the paperwork is complete.

Minas Tirith will retain a portion of Shewmaker’s remaining contract.

Looking at his present stats, Ironbane has compiled a .244 batting average in 52 games with a .276 on-base percentage, while hitting 7 home runs and driving in 18 runs.

Hitting .188 to date, Shewmaker has 16 home runs and 49 RBIs. He has played in 72 games.