Category: Carrock

No Late-Season Magic Coming: Carrock Out of Playoffs

Monday, September 30th, 2041
The hopes of lifting a championship trophy in Carrock this year have now vanished. The Carrock Bears have been eliminated from postseason contention.

“I’m not happy but I’m trying to come to terms with it,” starting pitcher Eormenred *UrukBane said.

This is the club’s 3rd playoff miss in a row. They last appeared in the postseason in 2038. In the last 10 seasons, the Bears have missed the playoffs 7 times. In total, the Bears have missed the playoffs 35 times in their 38-year history.

Toemasher Rips HR Number 300

Wednesday, August 21st, 2041
300 home runs is a lot of home runs to hit. It’s a number that very few players reach. Today Sirbag Toemasher became a member of that exclusive club. He belted it at Old League Park against the Wyrms. But sometimes milestone homers don’t win the game. The powerful Carrock first baseman got all the headlines, but Minas Ithil came away with the victory. They beat the Bears 9-3.

During the postgame interview he told the press, “It’s a big relief to get it over. I tried not to think about it, but it’s kind of hard when you have a huge sign on the scoreboard staring at you every time you step up to the plate. The home run was nice, but I would have preferred to win the game.”

His batting totals for the game showed 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 home run and 2 runs batted in.

The hardworking and dedicated Toemasher also said, “I’ll celebrate a little with my family tonight but not too much. This is not the last home run I will hit. I think I have a lot of baseball left in me and have other goals. I’ll get back to work tomorrow.”

His all-time numbers show Toemasher is carrying a .281 career batting average with 300 home runs and 905 RBIs.

Shire Conference Names Top Player

Monday, August 19th, 2041
Relin Beardtwister of the Carrock Bears had an enormous week at the plate and today was voted the Player of the Week by the Shire Conference.

For the week Beardtwister batted .667 (14-for-21) with no home runs and 1 RBIs.

Beardtwister’s current batting average stands at .288 and he has chalked up 4 home runs and 38 RBIs.

Veteran Toemasher Re-ups in Carrock

Thursday, June 6th, 2041
Carrock officials and Sirbag Toemasher shook hands on a $22,500,000 deal today. The extension will keep Toemasher from becoming a free agent for at least 3 years.

For the year Toemasher is batting .269 with 18 home runs, 40 RBIs and 34 runs scored.

Week’s Premier Player: Carrock’s Toemasher

Monday, April 8th, 2041
Sirbag Toemasher did nothing to hurt his value as an upcoming free agent last week, making contact with the ball at every opportunity and reeling in the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

The first baseman hit .348 for the Bears, recording 8 hits in 23 at-bats, 4 home runs, 9 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

Veteran Bird Signs 2-Year Deal

Saturday, March 2nd, 2041
Tom Bird and Carrock have reached an understanding in which the 35-year-old veteran will make $34,400,000 over 2 years.

It was more than his ability that landed Bird in Carrock, noted club management. Bird is widely seen as a clubhouse leader and he should add veteran leadership to the organization.

Lifetime Bird is hitting .282 and has totaled 309 home runs.

Bears Announce Deal for Veteran 3B

Saturday, January 5th, 2041
Carrock has come to an agreement with hard working third baseman Tigan Hammerscarer which will keep the 36-year-old in town for 2 years and pay out $15,200,000.

Carrock fans, although somewhat skeptical of his age, figure to be pleased when they see Hammerscarer at the park early every day for practice.

In his career Hammerscarer has played in 1261 games with a .266 batting average. Among his 907 hits are 228 doubles, 22 triples, and 20 home runs. He also has scored 378 runs, walked 396 times, has 17 stolen bases and driven in 296 runs.

*UrukBane Fans 17 Fairies

Thursday, July 26th, 2040
If you can’t hit ’em, you can’t beat ’em. That was the story today at the Carrock-Bucklebury clash at Old League Park. Bears hurler Eormenred *UrukBane gunned down 17 Fairies via strikeouts and beat them 6-1. In a superb performance, he allowed 1 hit and issued 3 walks for the victory.

This year *UrukBane has a 11-6 record with a 2.01 ERA.

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.

Carrock Center Fielder Nets SC Award

Monday, August 8th, 2039
The #1 hitter in the Shire Conference was Carrock center fielder Kognar Moonkiller. He was selected the Player of the Week.

During the week Moonkiller banged out a .367 batting average (11-for-30), 6 home runs, 12 runs batted in and scored 6 runs.

This season Moonkiller has hit at a .278 clip and produced 80 runs batted in, 33 home runs and 65 runs.