Category: Minas Morgul

Slayers Ringworker Hanging up His Spikes

Thursday, April 28th, 2039
Tognar Ringworker is known as one of the hardest workers in Tolkien Baseball, but that body of work will come to a close at season’s end.

“I’m going to hang up the spikes,” the 39-year-old Minas Morgul Slayers first baseman confirmed today. “I’ve busted my butt for years for this sport and I’m grateful for all that I’ve accomplished in baseball.”

Lifetime Ringworker is batting .264 with 452 doubles, 24 triples, 379 home runs and 1342 RBIs in 2437 games.

MC Names Best Player

Monday, September 27th, 2038
Aragorn Reinhart is respected by most Minas Morgul Slayers fans for his no-frills style of play. The 29-year-old third baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .464 average (13-for-28) with 2 home runs, 6 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

This year Reinhart is batting .259 with 152 hits, 13 home runs, 52 RBIs, 56 walks, .324 OBP and has scored 66 runs.

Minas Morgul’s Celeoborn Sidelined for Season

Wednesday, August 18th, 2038
Minas Morgul starting pitcher Boriron Celeoborn could miss the remainder of the season because of a torn meniscus. He exited yesterday’s Old Forest game after injuring himself while throwing a pitch. The original diagnosis said Celeoborn would be out 4-5 months. Later on his doctors said he could be out even longer. “He’s done,” his manager commented at the BNN press conference. “It’s a season-ending injury, but it could have been worse. It’s not the worst-case scenario, so we’re happy about that.”

This season Celeoborn has fanned 147 in 176.1 innings and collected a 9-8 record with a 2.81 ERA.

Reinhart Week’s #1 Player

Monday, August 16th, 2038
Speak softly and carry a big stick and you could win the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award just like Aragorn Reinhart.

He really dazzled on the diamond this week with a .455 average to take home the trophy. The Minas Morgul third baseman went 10-for-22, drove in 5 runs, scored 6 times and hit 2 home runs.

This year Reinhart has hit at a .255 pace and produced 33 RBIs, 7 home runs and scored 48 runs.

Hill Finishes Off Royals 5-4 for 400th Save

Thursday, August 12th, 2038
Rowan Hill had been especially quiet lately, not wanting too talk too much about anything. Hill knew that an amazing milestone was on the horizon for him. All the fabled bullpen ace needed was one more successful inning or two to achieve a special place in baseball history. The thought of it turned the talkative Hill silent.

But Hill’s emotions erupted after he retired the Rivendell Royals to preserve the Minas Morgul Slayers 5-4 victory and record the 400th save of his Tolkien Baseball career.

One of the Slayers players told reporters, “It’s an amazing feat. It’s probably the only time that any of us will ever have a teammate get 400 saves.”

Over his career Hill has a 82-79 won-lost record with a 3.16 ERA. In 940 games he has recorded 400 saves, and the 36-year-old has fanned 1578 batters in 1283 innings.

Hit #2500 for Slayers *Blackbark

Saturday, July 31st, 2038
Slayers second baseman Lilith *Blackbark never thought her name would be associated with some of the great players in league history. Now that she has reached the 2500-hit threshold, that’s all but guaranteed. *Blackbark collected her big hit in a 2-1 loss to Dagorlad.

Afterward, she thought about the achievement: “Overwhelmed,” she said. “That’s how I feel about it right now.”

*Blackbark went 2-for-5 for the game.

*Blackbark has played in 2322 games with a .300 career batting average and 2501 hits. She also has scored 1505 runs and driven in 720 runs with 35 home runs.

MC Honors Minas Morgul First Baseman

Monday, June 14th, 2038
Minas Morgul Slayers fans are celebrating Billy Hill’s selection as Mordor Conference Player of the Week.

Hill put up some serious numbers over the past seven days as he cracked 9 hits in 20 at-bats. The 26-year-old first baseman hit .450, drove in 5 runs, scored 4 times and hit 2 home runs.

So far this season, Hill has recorded a .315 batting average with 76 hits, 11 home runs, 36 RBIs, 34 runs scored and a .380 OBP.

Minas Morgul Slayers’ Team Leader, Flortok Glang Riled Up With Hitting Coach

Minas Morgul Slayers’ Team Leader, Flortok Glang Riled Up With Hitting Coach
Friday, December 4th, 2037
Normally a leader in the clubhouse, Flortok Glang is rumored to have expressed a desire for the team’s hitting coach Mundin Silverskull to demand more of the other players who “don’t carry their weight around here.” According to an anonymous teammate, Glang reacted to the rumor of the news getting out to the media by saying, “It sounds worse than it was,” but admitted there’s more to the story than just that comment. It seems likely this incident won’t necessarily bring the team and the coaching staff closer together.

Minas Morgul Loses Lilith *Blackbark

Friday, October 23rd, 2037
When Lilith *Blackbark was hurt against the Dunharrow Devils, the Minas Morgul Slayers were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 35-year-old second baseman suffered a strained anterior cruciate ligament running the bases in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that *Blackbark would miss 3 months of the season.

*Blackbark is hitting at a .224 mark this season. Her stats show no home runs, 11 RBIs and 30 runs scored. She has played 77 games for the Slayers.

Slayers Win Fellowship Series

Saturday, October 17th, 2037
Fans at Sylvan Cove saw the Fellowship Series come to a close today, as the Minas Morgul Slayers defeated the Ravenhill Darkwings by a score of 4-3, and advanced to the Two Towers Series.

Minas Morgul won the series 4-1 and will now continue their march toward the Return of the King Series.

“It feels good to be moving on, I can’t deny it,” said third baseman Aragorn Reinhart, who was named series MVP. “Not everyone thought we’d make it this far.”

The Minas Morgul Slayers don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Dunharrow Devils – Dol Guldur Dragons series. Dol Guldur leads the series 3 games to 2. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.