Category: Minas Morgul

Celeoborn Finalizes Contract Extension with Minas Morgul

Sunday, October 13th, 2041
Boriron Celeoborn probably doesn’t have his best years ahead of him, but he will surely contribute a lot to the Slayers effort.

Minas Morgul locked him up for an additional 4 years at a rate of $9,125,000 per.

In 39 starts this season Celeoborn has crafted a 13-13 record with a 3.19 ERA.

Dagorlad Takes Hobbit Series in Deciding Game

Monday, October 7th, 2041
Depending on your loyalties, the Hobbit Series was either thrilling or heartbreaking.

The series went down to its final game, with the Dagorlad Disaster and the Minas Morgul Slayers giving their fans plenty of drama. In the end, the Disaster came out on top, winning 4-1 at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium today to take the series 2-1.

“We’re lucky to be going into the Fellowship Series,” said Dagorlad pitcher Gromghash Toothbelly. “If all the series are like this, it’ll definitely be an entertaining postseason.”

Toothbelly earned series MVP honors, hitting for a .636 average, with 2 home runs, 6 RBI and 4 runs scored.

The Dagorlad Disaster will play against the Isengard Raiders in the next round. Isengard had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.

Slayers Clip Disaster 3-2 in Hobbit Series Contest

The Minas Morgul Slayers topped the Dagorlad Disaster by the score of 3-2 and moved into a 1-1 tie in the Hobbit Series today. The largest share of the credit went to player of the game and Minas Morgul starter Boriron Celeoborn, who threw 6 innings of 5-hit ball in the win.

With no one out in the bottom of the first, Merin Tunnelbeater barreled up a fastball from Noisur Farren. The result was a 3-run home run, putting the Slayers in front, 3-1.

“I tried to mix it up, keep them off balance,” said Celeoborn.

Toothbelly, Disaster Wallop Slayers in Game 1 of Hobbit Series

The Dagorlad Disaster powered past the visiting Minas Morgul Slayers, 6-2, in the opener of the Hobbit Series at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium today. Dagorlad shortstop Gromghash Toothbelly went 3-4 with a home run and 2 singles. He drove in 5 runs and scored once, to lead the charge. The Disaster now lead the series 1-0.

Dagorlad grabbed control in the bottom of the sixth. With one out and runners on 1st and 3rd, Joop Nasor delivered a run-scoring single, to make it 3-2 in favor of the Disaster.

“I like our moxie,” said Disaster manager Gameodriel Eoweriand.

Slayers Celebrate Wild Card Win

Monday, September 30th, 2041
They won’t go into the Tolkien Baseball playoffs as odds-on favorites, but the Minas Morgul Slayers still like their chances after capturing a wild card playoff berth.

“We feel good. We obviously wanted to win the Mordor Conference Troll Division, but we still feel we have what it takes to make a run here,” said starting pitcher Boriron Celeoborn. “If we can win this thing, no one’s going to care that we didn’t win the division.”

The club will be vying for its 3rd Tolkien Baseball championship.

Celeoborn Snags MC Top Hurler Trophy

Sunday, September 1st, 2041
As Boriron Celeoborn hoisted up the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month trophy for August, rumors have already begun to swirl about whether he will leave Minas Morgul once his contract is up at the end of the season.

Celeoborn put pressure on the Slayers to keep him around by posting a 5-0 record and an ERA of 1.67 over 43 innings last month. He also rolled up 33 strikeouts, increasing his value both to Minas Morgul and to every other team in the league.

His record this year is 11-13 in 32 starts and Celeoborn has a 3.32 ERA.

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.

Season May Be Over for Slayers *Blackbark

Wednesday, June 19th, 2041
The season is finished for Lilith *Blackbark of the Minas Morgul Slayers. The club announced today that she will forego the rest of the year because of injury. The Slayers first baseman suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament while running the bases in a recent game against the Misty Mountain Hops. Team doctors said it would take at least 6-7 months to heal.

So far on the season *Blackbark is hitting .240 with 1 home run, 12 RBIs and 29 runs scored. She has 58 hits and played in 69 games.

Slayers Reinhart Named MC’s #1 Player

Monday, June 10th, 2041
The Mordor Conference has named its Top Player of the Week. The honor went to Aragorn Reinhart, third baseman of the Minas Morgul Slayers.

In an extraordinary hitting display, he belted out hits at a .500 pace to win the award. Reinhart went 12-for-24 for the week, totaled 1 home run, 5 RBIs and scored 6 times.

A look at his current stats shows Reinhart with a .262 average, 3 home runs, 20 RBIs and 23 runs scored. He has played in 62 games.

Balahontsev Signs for 7 years

Tuesday, April 16th, 2041
Happy times in Minas Morgul as the Slayers and star second baseman Yong-gwan Balahontsev put the finishing touches on a $108,320,000 contract extension that will keep the 24-year-old in town 7 years longer.

The signing is great news for Minas Morgul because players of this caliber are hard to come by.

This season Balahontsev has hit at a .292 clip with 9 RBIs, 4 home runs and 8 runs scored. He has played in 13 games.