Category: Dunharrow

Urcullu Wins MC Player of the Week Honors

Monday, May 12th, 2042
23-year-old Barliman J. Urcullu sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought him the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

A newcomer to the league, Urcullu made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .550 average, 11 hits in 20 at-bats, 4 home runs and 6 runs batted in.

Where the Dunharrow Devils right fielder goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but Urcullu certainly made his mark last week.

This season Urcullu is batting at a .500 clip with 4 home runs and 6 RBIs.

Foebinder Cuts Self Badly with Kitchen Knife

Sunday, February 2nd, 2042
Devils right fielder Misagenes Foebinder received medical attention yesterday after accidentally cutting himself with a kitchen knife at his home. Foebinder was apparently preparing lunch when the knife he was using slipped and cut a large gash in his left ring finger. The cut required 7 stitches and will reportedly keep Foebinder out of action for 2 weeks.

Mooncutter Baffles Minas Morgul Batters

Monday, September 9th, 2041
Smuzgurg Mooncutter blitzed the Minas Morgul Slayers at Sylvan Cove today, pitching the Dunharrow Devils to victory, 2-0. Mooncutter needed 9 innings to shut out the Slayers, striking out 7.

“I knew he had it in him, but it’s still nice to see him put it all together,” said Dunharrow manager Rafael Ortiz.

Mooncutter surrendered 1 hit and no walks in the outing.

This year Mooncutter has posted a 11-13 mark in 30 starts and has a 3.63 ERA.

Goldtearer Bags MC Best Player Award

Monday, September 2nd, 2041
Marin Goldtearer showed his stuff this past week as the veteran rode a hot streak all the way to Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

The 37-year-old Devils first baseman compiled a .522 average (12-for-23), 3 home runs and 10 RBIs.

In this current campaign Goldtearer is hitting at a .238 clip with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs.

Players Suspended in Slayers-Devils Donnybrook

Sunday, August 25th, 2041
After an intense confrontation, both the Slayers Sanus Forgebeater and the Devils Gruudash Facestomper were handed their punishments today. The league commissioner’s office issued suspensions for an on-the-field conflict that occurred at a recent Minas Morgul-Dunharrow game. Sanus Forgebeater will miss 5 games, while Gruudash Facestomper was suspended for 6 games.

“Sometimes we go too far and have to pay the consequences,” Sanus Forgebeater commented later. “Hopefully cooler heads will prevail the next time we play.”

This year Forgebeater has collected a .316 batting average to date with 42 hits in 133 at-bats, 8 RBIs, 1 home run and scored 18 times. He has played in 40 games.

Over the season Facestomper has thrown 199.2 innings and dished out 181 strikeouts with a 13-7 mark and a 2.61 ERA.

Number 2000 for Goldtearer

Sunday, August 11th, 2041
Marin Goldtearer of the Dunharrow Devils earned his membership in the exclusive 2000-hit club this afternoon at Capital One Stadium. The 37-year-old first baseman got his milestone hit in the Devils 12-3 triumph over the Numenor Kings. Goldtearer went 2-for-5 for the game.

Looking at his career stats, Goldtearer is batting .316 and has totaled 380 home runs.

Dunharrow Trades Gnomehammer for Numenor’s Gwildoc

Friday, May 3rd, 2041
The players apparently knew they were on the trading block, so it did not surprise one of them when he learned that he had been traded to Dunharrow. “Got my bags packed already,” he said, when reached for comment. The Devils will receive 29-year-old C Issja Gwildoc, while 25-year-old 3B Pruruk Gnomehammer and 24-year-old minor league RHP Trobmag Dwarftopper will go to the Numenor Kings.

This season Gnomehammer is swinging the bat at a .333 pace. He has hit 2 home runs and scored 4 times, while driving in 3. His on-base percentage is .524 and he has played in 15 games.

On the year Gwildoc has hit .250 with 3 home runs, 8 RBIs and scored 4 runs.

Dunharrow Wins RP Ploughman Sweepstakes

Thursday, December 13th, 2040
Dunharrow fans could barely contain their jubilation as Tika Ploughman, considered one of the best at her position, opted to sign with the club.

The deal, estimated at $5,520,000 over 2 years, is seen as a master stroke for the general manager’s office.

Ploughman has 101 saves during her career with a 34-21 record and a 2.98 ERA.

Tearjerker Grabs MC Gwaihir Reliever Award

Wednesday, November 21st, 2040
Vamsh Tearjerker came out of the bullpen and worked through tough situations all year, and for his performance he’s been named the recipient of the Mordor Conference Gwaihir Reliever Award for 2040.

The 27-year-old out of Minas Tirith, Human Lands captured the award with 41 saves in 64 relief appearances, 74 strikeouts in 68 innings and a record of 4 wins and 5 losses to go with his 2.51 ERA.

“I’m thankful, it’s a great honor,” he told Baseball News Network.

He received 15 first place votes out of a possible 24. Atanarat Anárā of the Ravenhill Darkwings finished second in voting with 8 first place votes, while Francesco McKilligin of the Dol Guldur Dragons finished third.

Ravenhill Takes Fellowship Series in Deciding Game

Wednesday, October 17th, 2040
The sweet swing of Forerunner *Baggins has led his team through the Fellowship Series.

The Ravenhill Darkwings star earned series MVP honors as his club downed the Dunharrow Devils to advance to the Two Towers Series.

The Darkwings won the final game at The Ballpark at Helms Deep by a score of 7-3 and the series 4-3.

“I’m seeing the ball well and happy to contribute to a win,” said *Baggins. “I hope it continues for the rest of the playoffs.”

For the series, *Baggins hit .357 with a .379 on-base percentage. He had 4 home runs, drove in 7 RBI and scored 4 runs.

The Ravenhill Darkwings will play against the Isengard Raiders in the next round. Isengard won their series against the Lothlorien Lumberjacks 4 games to 3. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.