Category: Mirkwood

Player of the Week: Manthrottler of the Sylvan

Monday, September 2nd, 2041
At the age of 29, Srunk Manthrottler might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Mirkwood left fielder put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .423 batting average. For his efforts Manthrottler collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 11 hits in 26 at-bats, 4 home runs and 13 RBIs last week in 6 games.

Looking at his present stats, Manthrottler has compiled a .271 batting average in 114 games with a .318 on-base percentage, while hitting 27 home runs and driving in 70 runs.

SC Names Top Player of the Week

Monday, July 29th, 2041
At the age of 26, DeForest *Hamrh might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Mirkwood catcher put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .455 batting average. For his efforts *Hamrh collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 10 hits in 22 at-bats, 5 home runs and 8 RBIs last week in 7 games.

*Hamrh is hitting .351 this year with 12 home runs and 60 RBIs. He also has an OBP of .436, 51 walks and scored 67 times.

*Hamrh Picks Up Best SC Batter Honors for April

Wednesday, May 1st, 2041
On the heels of a very productive April, DeForest *Hamrh received Shire Conference Batter of the Month recognition today.

The battle-tested catcher hit .350 for the Mirkwood Sylvan and racked up 4 home runs, 17 RBIs and 19 runs scored.

Gamamir on Fire, Named Player of the Week

Monday, April 22nd, 2041
A battle-tested Yrneha Gamamir declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 33-year-old Mirkwood first baseman collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .360 average, 9 hits in 25 at-bats, 5 home runs, 9 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

This year Gamamir has batted at a .242 pace with 16 hits, 7 home runs, 14 RBIs and scored 14 times.

Number 2000 for *Hamrh

Monday, April 15th, 2041
Mirkwood’s DeForest *Hamrh got the standing ovation — but the Old Forest Merry Fellows got the win.

It was a special day for him at Shire Greens Stadium. A day when *Hamrh notched hit #2000 of his career. The fans went wild when he did. Even the Merry Fellows fans applauded.

The Sylvan catcher went 2-for-3 in a losing cause as Old Forest spoiled the party with the 7-5 victory.

In the postgame interview, a downhearted *Hamrh told the media, “We lost — It’s not about individual accomplishments — we lost.”

When pressed further, he admitted his pride in reaching the 2000-hit mark, “A lot of great players never get there. I’m proud, but I would be happier if we had won.”

*Hamrh is batting .384 with 2001 career base hits, including 235 doubles, 34 triples and 215 home runs with 838 RBIs and 927 runs scored. He has played in 1385 games, stolen 248 bases and compiled a .463 OBP.

Save Number 300 for Sylvan Trollgobbler

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2041
Baseball is a numbers game, which means that every milestone reached is special for a player. Today relief specialist Ludrak Trollgobbler of the Mirkwood Sylvan joined the coveted 300-save club, proving that he is one of the best in the business. The 31-year-old Trollgobbler closed out today’s 4-1 win, throwing 1 innings and surrendering no runs and no hits to beat the Bucklebury Fairies at Woodland Field.

In 560 appearances and 640 innings, Trollgobbler has saved 300 games. His career record is 48-34 with 737 strikeouts. His ERA stands at 2.62.

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.

Adleroff Mows Down 15 Merry Fellows

Wednesday, September 26th, 2040
Aluizio Adleroff of the Mirkwood Sylvan put on a pitching clinic today at Woodland Field as he struck out 15 Old Forest Merry Fellows in a 7-1 victory. Adleroff, who is tied for 6th in the SC in strikeouts with 230, was simply magnificent as he held the Merry Fellows to 2 hits. He walked 2.

“I felt okay at the beginning,” Adleroff said, “but eventually my curveball really started working. I also have to thank my catcher for calling a great game.”

When asked about Adleroff’s performance, Sylvan manager Sesin Gnomeeater shook his head and said, “Yeah, he was good out there today. He was dominating.”

Adleroff has a 19-8 season record so far. In 32 starts, he has fanned 230 batters in 225 innings with a 3.64 ERA.

Sylvan Are Champs of Shire Conference Elf Division

Wednesday, September 26th, 2040
The Mirkwood Sylvan have silenced their critics, backed up those who believed in them and won the Shire Conference Elf Division.

“You always think you’ve got a chance to win the division, but until you get it done you never really know how things are going to play out,” said catcher DeForest *Hamrh. “I think we’re all grateful to get the chance to vie for the Return of the King Series.”

It is the 16th division crown for the franchise and manager Sesin Gnomeeater said in a sporting landscape where you are judged by what you’ve most recently accomplished, “it feels incredibly good to be at the top of the pile.”

Sylvan Clinch Playoff Spot With Victory

Sunday, September 16th, 2040
Today, Mirkwood have officially claimed a spot in this year’s postseason. The team punched their playoff ticket with a win yesterday. “I couldn’t be prouder of this team,” said skipper, Sesin Gnomeeater. “These guys worked their tails off all season long, so they’ve definitely earned this.” However, the Sylvan manager says he won’t let his team rest on their laurels. “We’ve still got a long way to go to reach our ultimate goal and that’s a championship trophy. So we’re gonna celebrate and just let this all sink in tonight, but it’s back to work tomorrow.”