Category: Lake Town

Merry Fellows Prevail, as Fellowship Series Goes to the Wire

Thursday, October 17th, 2041
With a narrow 4-3 series win, the Old Forest Merry Fellows have eliminated the Lake Town Archers and are Fellowship Series winners.

“We tried not to look ahead to the Two Towers Series, but we thought we’d be there for sure,” said first baseman Diador Elrailbo, who was named series MVP.

Old Forest won the final game by a score of 7-3, wrapping it up at Lake Town Park.

Elrailbo’s big series saw him hit .379 with a .379 on-base percentage. He had 3 home runs, drove in 8 RBI and scored 4 runs.

The Old Forest Merry Fellows will play against the Bree Cheese in the next round. Bree won their series against the Bucklebury Fairies 4 games to 0. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

Archers Clip Merry Fellows 5-4 in Fellowship Series Game 6

The Lake Town Archers and the Old Forest Merry Fellows will take the Fellowship Series to a decisive 7th game. In a must-win situation today, the Archers beat the Merry Fellows 5-4 at Lake Town Park to force the series into what will essentially be a one-game playoff. Lake Town right-hander Boof Felps was named player of the game in the win after he threw 6 innings allowing 4 runs.

Friagol the Fruity aided the Lake Town cause with a run-scoring double in the bottom of the third. For the game, the catcher was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk.

“We’ll put this win in our pocket and go after the next one,” said the Fruity.

Game 7 is set to be played tomorrow at Lake Town Park. The scheduled starters for the game are Bulbo Moss for the Old Forest Merry Fellows and Drigrin Gardener for the the Lake Town Archers.

Pivotal Game 5 Goes to Host Merry Fellows, 4-3

Old Forest first baseman Diador Elrailbo was the key at Shire Greens Stadium today, being named player of the game as he powered the Merry Fellows to victory in a critical Game 5 of the Fellowship Series. The Merry Fellows took the 4-3 win over the Lake Town Archers to seize a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series.

The game was all tied up in the bottom of the eighth, until Elrailbo delivered big-time for Old Forest, stroking a dramatic 2-run home run off Fruhil the Explorer. The game-changing hit put the Merry Fellows on top, 4-2.

“I’m just looking for a good pitch that I can hit well,” said Elrailbo. “And not try to do too much.”

Lake Town Win Evens Series at 2

The Lake Town Archers topped the Old Forest Merry Fellows by the score of 6-1 and moved into a 2-2 tie in the Fellowship Series today. The largest share of the credit went to player of the game and Lake Town starter Thema Mobley, who threw 9 innings of 8-hit ball in the win.

Mobley allowed 1 earned run on 8 hits over 9 innings for the Archers. He walked 1 and struck out 6.

“It was a tough night at the plate,” said Old Forest manager Thigol Elruldor.

Merry Fellows, Archers Play 10 to Settle Game 3, Old Forest Now Leads Series 2-1

The Old Forest Merry Fellows took a 2-1 lead in the Fellowship Series on a walk-off at Shire Greens Stadium today. Rookie right fielder Alrond *Hubbard, Jr., 18, earned player of the game honors for the Merry Fellows, after he was 3-3 with a triple, 2 singles, a walk, and was hit by a pitch. He scored 2 runs.

David Millstone came through for Old Forest when he hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the tenth. With the bases empty, he hit a first pitch knuckle curve to right field, staking his team to a 6-5 lead.

“Great to get the crowd on its feet,” Millstone said.

Merry Fellows Even With Archers After Extra-Innings Win

The Old Forest Merry Fellows went the distance and then some at Lake Town Park today to drag themselves back into a tie with the Lake Town Archers.

It took 10 innings to settle Game 2 of the Fellowship Series, but Old Forest eventually took the 7-3 win despite the performance of Lake Town starting pitcher and player of the game Boof Felps, who threw 7 innings of 6-hit ball. The clubs are now tied 1-1 in their best-of-7 series.

One significant at-bat for Old Forest came with the bases loaded in the top of the tenth. Merry Fellows third baseman Vagnar Elvawen hit a sacrifice fly, which helped Old Forest go on to win.

“We played a good game and came out on top,” said Elvawen.

Banks, Lake Town Start Fellowship Series Strong with Home Win

When the games really matter, the Lake Town Archers put on their best show, beating the Old Forest Merry Fellows by a final score of 13-0 today. Pimpernel Banks earned player of the game honors, as he was 2-4 with 2 home runs, while adding 6 RBI and scoring twice. Lake Town now leads Old Forest 1-0 in the best-of-7 affair.

Momentum swung to the Archers in the bottom of the fourth, when Banks hit a 2-run home run. It propelled the Archers into the lead, 2-0.

“It’s on me,” said Merry Fellows manager Thigol Elruldor. “The guys I sent out there today were the wrong ones for the situation. I’ll be sure to send the right ones out next time.”

Title Captured – Shire Conference Hobbit Division Won by Lake Town

Friday, September 27th, 2041
The Lake Town Archers are the class of the Shire Conference Hobbit Division.

With their record sitting at 91-68, the club officially captured the division title today for the 11th time.

“Every guy in the room has worked towards this goal all year long,” said manager Borigal Bridger. “I’m proud to call this my team.”

The club will now go in search of their 1st Tolkien Baseball championship.

“It’s not going to be easy, but winning the Return of the King Series is our ultimate goal,” said third baseman Duilin *Silverwolf.

Shire Conference’s Best Batter Announced

Monday, September 23rd, 2041
At the age of 31, Duilin *Silverwolf might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Lake Town third baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .550 batting average. For his efforts *Silverwolf collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 11 hits in 20 at-bats, 5 home runs and 7 RBIs last week in 6 games.

Thus far this year *Silverwolf has hit .305 with 58 home runs and 107 RBIs.

Lake Town Clinches Playoff Spot Despite Loss

Friday, September 20th, 2041
The Lake Town may have lost the battle at the ballpark today, but they won a big part of the war: they clinched a spot in the playoffs.

“It’s certainly not how you picture it when you’re a kid,” said manager Borigal Bridger today after his Lake Town Archers clinched, despite his squad’s loss to the Lothlorien.

“It was a little weird at first, kind of celebrating, kind of … I don’t know …” Bridger trailed off musing the situation while in the clubhouse after the game. “But despite what happened today, we are a winning team and we earned this. It’s not about what happened today, it’s about how well this team has played all season long. The guys have fought hard all year long, and they really deserve the spot in the postseason. So yeah, we’re definitely celebrating tonight.”

If the fans felt any qualms about the circumstances, they sure didn’t show it. Lake Town Archers faithful by the thousands hung around outside the stadium long after the game, cheering and celebrating into the night.