Gandalf Pitcher Award Goes to Delmonte

Saturday, November 28th, 2037
Isabelle Delmonte of the Ravenhill Darkwings was in command and couldn’t do much wrong when she was on the mound this season. Her outstanding 17-5 won-lost mark and 1.96 ERA were big factors in her winning the 2037 Mordor Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award.

In 206.2 innings of work and 27 starts, Delmonte struck out 198 while giving up 152 hits and 29 walks. She held opposing batters to a .204 average.

She received 11 first place votes out of a possible 24. Halleron Halflings of the Dol Guldur Dragons finished second in voting with 6 first place votes, while Bulbo Moss of the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai finished third with 6 first place votes.

Player – Team – First Place – Total Points
Isabelle Delmonte – Ravenhill Darkwings – 11 – 128
Halleron Halflings – Dol Guldur Dragons – 6 – 109
Bulbo Moss – Dead Marshes Uruk-hai – 6 – 93
Gwaebrylla Norcross – Minas Morgul Slayers – 0 – 44
Ellie Dwarfpunisher – Dol Guldur Dragons – 0 – 20
Ysabrylla Gandilhir – Dead Marshes Uruk-hai – 1 – 12
Hashi Contreras – Dol Guldur Dragons – 0 – 9
Estella Pennypacker – Grey Havens Stars – 0 – 7
Thubis Gadrienduil – Misty Mountain Hops – 0 – 7
Eimer Eladriewen – Isengard Raiders – 0 – 2
Galugol Eliolas – Weathertop Witch Kings – 0 – 2

SC’s Top Pitcher is *UrukBane

Saturday, November 28th, 2037
Eormenred *UrukBane joined an elite group of pitchers today by picking up the Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award for 2037.

The 26-year-old hurler finished the year 17-5 for the Carrock Bears, piling up 249.2 innings, registering 347 strikeouts and walking 38 on his way to a solid 1.98 ERA.

He received 22 first place votes out of a possible 24. Eruushnak Goblinmaster of the Bywater Bounders finished second in voting, while Garon Paddywhack of the Lake Town Archers finished third with 1 first place vote.

Player – Team – First Place – Total Points
Eormenred *UrukBane – Carrock Bears – 22 – 173
Eruushnak Goblinmaster – Bywater Bounders – 0 – 84
Garon Paddywhack – Lake Town Archers – 1 – 77
Elraugast Isaiwyn – Mirkwood Sylvan – 0 – 46
Lomli Ironfist – Minas Tirith Titans – 0 – 20
Nolak Fingertorturer – Bywater Bounders – 1 – 12
Ludrak Trollgobbler – Mirkwood Sylvan – 0 – 8
Groin Overturf – Mirkwood Sylvan – 0 – 6
Meriamli Rockcrusher – Bree Cheese – 0 – 3
Papa Weidner – Carrock Bears – 0 – 3

MC Manager of the Year Award Given to Golladen

Friday, November 27th, 2037
A baseball manager’s success usually depends on the talent of his club, but in the case of Goreborn Golladen, he seems to have taken the Dunharrow Devils to a higher level and gotten his just due. He was named this season’s Manager of the Year in the Mordor Conference for leading the team to a very rewarding season.

“Everyone on the team put in a lot of hard work this season,” he told reporters. “It’s always nice when it’s acknowledged in some way.”

Golladen led Dunharrow to a first place finish in the Mordor Conference Orc Division. The Devils ended up with a 91-71 record.

SC Top Manager is Banks of Carrock

Friday, November 27th, 2037
The Carrock Bears coaching staff broke out the bubbly when Manager Longo Banks was announced as 2037 Shire Conference Manager of the Year.

He skippered the Bears to a 105-57 record this year and a first place finish in the Shire Conference Dwarf Division.

To a man, they all agreed that their boss was most deserving of the award. All had glowing words to say about this year’s winning manager.

“He just has a way with people. Coaches and players alike love him.”

Minas Ithil Trades Earbelly to Mos Eisley for Orcmasher

Thursday, November 26th, 2037
Both sides appear content with the trade finalized today that will send 26-year-old LF Grink Earbelly and 21-year-old minor league SS Dharmendra Fields to the Mos Eisley Wookies, while the Minas Ithil Wyrms will receive 28-year-old 2B Furan Orcmasher and 23-year-old RHP Hobson Trample.

“This is a move that filled a few gaps in our roster,” said Lord Khrog, Wyrms general manager.

For his part, the Wookies GM said the trade was made “in the best interest of our organization’s future.” BNN analysts reported that on paper the trade seemed to be a plus for both ball clubs.

Career-to-date Earbelly has rung up a .248 average, played in 156 games and collected 33 doubles, 2 triples and 1 home run.