Category: Bywater

Bree Sweeps into the Fellowship Series

Sunday, October 6th, 2041
It’s a sweet sweep for the Bree Cheese and they have won the Hobbit Series. The Bywater Bounders were not able to keep pace with the Cheese and dropped the series in short order, losing 6-3 in the deciding game.

“This wasn’t really the effort we hoped for,” said Bywater manager Girith of Rhun.

It’s now on to the Fellowship Series for Bree after their 2-0 series win.

Leading the way for the winners was right fielder Gotam Solero, who was named MVP. For the series, Solero hit .500 with a .500 on-base percentage. He had 0 home runs, drove in 3 RBI and scored 0 runs.

The Bree Cheese will play against the Bucklebury Fairies in the next round. Bucklebury had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.

Bounders Hammered by Ettincrawler, Drop Game 1 to Cheese

With center fielder Suuggek Ettincrawler leading the charge, the Bree Cheese got a road win over the Bywater Bounders, 8-7, in Game 1 of the Hobbit Series today. Ettincrawler went 2-5 with a home run. He scored 2 runs and drove in 2 at The Water Park to help Bree take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-3 series.

Bree used the bat of Mororon Anulinde to get the win. The first baseman hammered a 2-run home run in the top of the fifth inning to put the Cheese ahead, 7-6. It was his lone hit in 4 at-bats, but it did its damage.

“Every team in baseball loses,” Bounders manager Girith of Rhun said. “We’re in the playoffs and we still have the same guys that got us here. We’ll bounce back.”

Mugworts Signs for 7 years

Friday, September 27th, 2041
Bywater officials and Meriadoc Mugworts shook hands on a $53,900,000 deal today. The extension will keep Mugworts from becoming a free agent for at least 7 years.

So far this year in 156 games Mugworts is hitting .260 with 23 home runs, 90 RBIs and 84 runs scored.

Gal Throatgobbler Hurt, Will Miss Rest of Year

Thursday, September 26th, 2041
Doctors in Bywater said Gal Throatgobbler might not play anymore this year. The Bounders starting pitcher suffered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament during a game against the Erebor Eagles and will be out for at least 9 months. Club officials told BNN they do not expect him to return to the team this season.

Throatgobbler has made 31 starts, tossed 213.2 innings, struck out 121 batters and walked 34. His record is 11-9 with a 3.71 ERA and he has limited other teams to a .275 batting average.

Playoff Bound: Bywater Secures Wild Card

Wednesday, September 25th, 2041
It remains to be seen how the 2041 Bywater Bounders will be remembered, but one thing is now assured – the team will have a chance to win their 3rd Return of the King Series.

On the strength of their 85-72 record, the Bounders today officially punched their ticket for the postseason, although it remains to be seen whether that will be as a division winner.

SC’s #1 Player Named

Monday, July 22nd, 2041
Meriadoc Mugworts is respected by most Bywater Bounders fans for his no-frills style of play. The 28-year-old right fielder went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .520 average (13-for-25) with 4 home runs, 7 RBIs and 7 runs scored.

To date Mugworts has chalked up a .290 average with 16 home runs, driven in 67 runs and scored 61 times.

SC Trophy Goes to Elembor of Bywater

Monday, June 10th, 2041
The Player of the Week has been announced by the Shire Conference. The honor went to Diaus Elembor, first baseman of the Bywater Bounders.

He burned up the league with a .500 average to win the award. Elembor went 13-for-26 for the week, totaled 2 home runs with 6 RBIs and scored 2 times.

Elembor is swinging at a .282 pace on the year with 8 home runs, 30 RBIs and 24 runs scored. He has played in 62 games.

Ferdinand *Puttifoot Gets Hit Number 2000

Saturday, June 8th, 2041
The box score from yesterday’s game will show that Bywater beat the Dol Guldur Dragons, 2-0. It will also show that second baseman Ferdinand *Puttifoot went 1-for-4 for the Bounders. It will not show, however, that *Puttifoot reached the 2000-hit mark for his career.

The 30-year-old *Puttifoot reflected on the achievement after the game. He mused: “In one respect, it’s a real milestone, I guess. Yet, it’s just a base hit like any other base hit.”

For his 1759-game career *Puttifoot has hit .313 with 2000 hits, 1194 RBIs, and 468 home runs.

*Puttifoot Picked SC Player of the Week

Monday, May 27th, 2041
It was announced today that Bywater second baseman Ferdinand *Puttifoot has been acclaimed by the Shire Conference as the Player of the Week for his outstanding play last week.

*Puttifoot posted a .600 batting average as he collected 12 hits in 20 at-bats, 2 home runs and 6 RBIs.

For the year *Puttifoot is batting .322 with 15 home runs.

Eärémbor Selected Top Player

Monday, May 6th, 2041
The Player of the Week has been announced by the Shire Conference. The award went to Wes Eärémbor, shortstop of the Bywater Bounders.

He dominated league pitchers with a .611 average to win the honor. Eärémbor went 11-for-18 for the week, totaled 4 home runs with 8 RBIs and scored 7 times.

Thus far this year Eärémbor has hit .254 with 9 home runs and 22 RBIs.