Category: Lake Town

Shire Conference Announces May’s Top Pitcher

Saturday, June 1st, 2041
Keerla Brightmoon took a much-deserved turn in the spotlight earlier today as he accepted the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month award for May.

The 27-year-old Archers starter is a relative newcomer to the league, but nonetheless racked up an impressive 5-0 won-lost record in 5 starts. This month he fanned 31 batters in 37.1 innings and compiled a 2.41 ERA.

This year Brightmoon has made 10 starts, thrown 74 innings, fanned 55 batters and walked 23. His won-lost record is 7-3 with a 3.41 ERA.

Moonkiller Jacks 3 into the Stands

Wednesday, May 1st, 2041
Kognar Moonkiller was sending souvenirs to the sun gods all game long in the 10-2 Lake Town Archers triumph at Woodland Field today.

The 29-year-old put on a show for fans, launching not one, not two, but three home runs into the stands and powering the Archers past the Mirkwood Sylvan.

“One homer’s good, two’s great, three’s out of sight,” Moonkiller told BNN reporters after the game. “I can’t wait until next game. I really feel good at the plate.”

The center fielder went 3-for-5, rung up 7 RBIs and scored 3 runs on his record-setting day.

Kognar Moonkiller hit a two-run home run off Bezzi Pasos in the 1st, flied out in the 3rd, hit a three-run home run off Bezzi Pasos in the 5th, hit a two-run home run off Prorbag Trollgobbler in the 7th and struck out in the 9th.

This year Moonkiller has hit 11 home runs and posted a .330 batting average.

Moonkiller’s Strong Week Earns SC Trophy

Monday, April 29th, 2041
It was a sweet day for Kognar Moonkiller of the Lake Town Archers, who found out he has been named the Shire Conference Player of the Week.

The Archers center fielder put up a solid .444 average and contributed 3 home runs and 11 RBIs to claim the honors.

So far this year Moonkiller is batting .330 with 8 home runs.

It’s Official: RP Even Signs with Archers

Wednesday, March 20th, 2041
The Archers today announced that they have come to terms with Aldo Even, a 35-year-old reliever they’ve been scouting for a while.

Even will earn $5,300,000 a year over 1 year and is expected to play a key role with the club.

For his career Even has posted a 36-30 record with 44 saves in 417 games. The 35-year-old has rung up 395 strikeouts and compiled a 3.63 ERA.

$3,520,000 Lands RP Gandilhir for Archers

Tuesday, March 5th, 2041
Archers officials hailed the signing of Ysabrylla Gandilhir as “an integral piece to our championship puzzle,” though fans were somewhat more reserved about the signing.

Gandilhir will pocket $3,520,000 over 1 year.

In her career Gandilhir has compiled a 23-29 mark in 419 games with 403 strikeouts and 198 walks in 504.2 innings. She has been credited with 20 saves and has a 3.58 ERA.

Bywater Takes Two Towers Series in Deciding Game

Friday, October 26th, 2040
The Bywater Bounders are heading to the Return of the King Series, having narrowly defeated the Lake Town Archers.

Bywater edged Lake Town in the series 4-3, with a win at The Water Park in the clinching game by a 6-5 margin.

Ferdinand *Puttifoot turned in a strong offensive performance for the Bounders and got series MVP for his efforts.

“I’ll never turn down another trophy for my mantle, another accomplishment to remember once my career is over,” he said. “What I would really remember, though, is a Return of the King Series win.”

It remains to be seen how the playoffs will conclude, but if *Puttifoot continues to swing a hot bat, his team will no doubt have a chance.

For the series, he hit .480 with a .533 on-base percentage. He had 4 home runs, 7 RBI and scored 7 runs.

The Bywater Bounders will play against the Isengard Raiders in the next round. Isengard won their series against the Ravenhill Darkwings 4 games to 1. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.

Lake Town Takes Fellowship Series

Saturday, October 13th, 2040
The Lake Town Archers “bent but didn’t break” against the Mirkwood Sylvan in the Fellowship Series.

That’s according to Luumsh Derrokicker of Lake Town, who was named series MVP.

“Our guys faced adversity and overcame it. This series wasn’t easy, but we stuck to our game and made it work,” he said.

Lake Town won the final game by a 2-0 count and the series 4-1.

Derrokicker’s MVP performance included hitting .571 with a .609 on-base percentage. He also had 1 home runs, drove in 4 RBI and scored 5 runs.

The Lake Town Archers don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Bree Cheese – Bywater Bounders series. Bywater leads the series 3 game to 1. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

Lake Town Takes Hobbit Series in Deciding Game

Sunday, October 7th, 2040
In an exciting Hobbit Series that had its fair share of drama and intrigue, perhaps it is Tolkien Baseball fans who have come out the winner.

But on the field, the winners were the Lake Town Archers, who edged the Rivendell Royals 2-1 to advance to the Fellowship Series.

Lake Town won the final game by a 3-2 count to wrap up the series. Vigan Goldtearer earned series MVP honors, by hitting .500 with a .500 on-base percentage. He had 0 home runs, drove in 1 RBI and scored 0 runs.

The Lake Town Archers will play against the Mirkwood Sylvan in the next round. Mirkwood had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.

Playoff Bound: Lake Town Secures Wild Card

Friday, September 28th, 2040
There will be playoff baseball in Lake Town this year. The Lake Town Archers have officially clinched a postseason spot, with their record currently sitting at 87-72.

“We feel like we’re the best team in the Shire Conference Hobbit Division and we want to go out there and prove it now,” said center fielder Kognar Moonkiller.

Bucklebury Snaps *Silverwolf’s Streak at 23

Sunday, September 9th, 2040
Lake Town third baseman Duilin *Silverwolf experienced something against the Bucklebury Fairies he hadn’t experienced a while: a hitless game.

The Fairies pitching corps quieted his hot bat and snapped his streak at 23 games, but his teammates picked up the slack to lead the Archers to a 7-1 victory at Lake Town Park.

“Hey, ain’t nothin’ bad about a losing a 23-game hitting streak,” *Silverwolf joked with reporters after the game. “Now you guys will have to find someone else to bother for stories.”

In 135 games this season *Silverwolf is batting .326 with 161 hits and 44 home runs. He has scored 116 runs and driven in 103.