Category: Ravenhill

Darkwings Isabelle Delmonte Down and Out for Year

Saturday, September 21st, 2041
The Ravenhill Darkwings and their fans were rocked today by the news that star starting pitcher Isabelle Delmonte would miss the rest of the season due to injury. Delmonte was hurt in a recent game against the Lothlorien Lumberjacks while throwing a pitch. She was immediately removed from the game and taken for examination. Tests today revealed the injury was a fractured elbow. Her doctors think that Delmonte will miss about 4-5 months.

To date this season Delmonte is 15-14 with 32 starts and an ERA of 3.30 with 187 strikeouts in 237 innings.

*Baggins Claims MC Batter of the Month Award

Thursday, August 1st, 2041
Forerunner *Baggins battered Mordor Conference pitchers all July and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award.

“I’ve been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in and day out to be able to put up this kind of consistency,” the 32-year-old *Baggins told reporters. “I put in a lot of work, even on the days I might not take the field, and it’s always nice when everything comes together for me like it did this last month.”

In 25 games, *Baggins hit .337 with 10 home runs, 21 RBIs and scored 21 runs.

In the 2041 season *Baggins is hitting .327 with 38 home runs.

Chiba City Neuromancers Ship Kidneyslammer to Ravenhill

Thursday, July 11th, 2041
BNN has learned the Chiba City Neuromancers have reportedly worked out a deal with the Ravenhill Darkwings. Sources close to the Neuromancers indicated that a trade has been reached in principle where 32-year-old 3B Gakak Drowbelly will be swapped to Chiba City with 43-year-old CF Glenn Kidneyslammer, 22-year-old minor league LHP Neegar Gnollscarer and 20-year-old minor league LF Romeo Madlight heading to Ravenhill. Neither organization would comment on the report, saying it was club policy not to speak about a trade until it was finalized.

So far this season Kidneyslammer has no home runs and a .216 batting average.

MC Player of the Week Chosen

Monday, June 24th, 2041
Forerunner *Baggins is respected by most Ravenhill Darkwings fans for his no-frills style of play. The 32-year-old first baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .545 average (12-for-22) with 6 home runs, 11 RBIs and 7 runs scored.

This year *Baggins has collected a .328 batting average to date with 86 hits in 262 at-bats, 57 RBIs, 27 home runs and scored 56 times. He has played in 73 games.

*Baggins Swats #500

Monday, May 13th, 2041
Dagorlad defeated Ravenhill today 6-4 and took some of the joy out of Forerunner *Baggins’s 500th career home run.

“I just wanted to get a good swing on the ball all day,” *Baggins said. “And I did.”

Despite the loss, it was a good game for the 32-year-old Darkwings first baseman. He had 3 hits, scored 1 run and had 2 RBI.

The Disaster manager said, “You could see he was aggressive up there. The worst thing we did was throw him a strike. It probably would have been better if we threw the ball outside of the strike zone every time he came to the plate because he seemed like he was in a hurry to get it over with.”

Over his career *Baggins has batted .345 and collected 2088 hits, 500 home runs and 1222 RBIs.

Veteran Delmonte Re-ups in Ravenhill

Saturday, May 11th, 2041
The Ravenhill Darkwings have finished a deal with All Star-caliber starting pitcher Isabelle Delmonte that will extend her stay in Ravenhill at least 5 years and will pay out $142,000,000.

Her record for the year is 2-6 in 8 starts and Delmonte has a 3.79 ERA.

Star 3B Signs Pact with Darkwings

Star 3B Signs Pact with Darkwings
Monday, April 8th, 2041
Flanked by team officials and his agent, Fusil Silvermaster announced that he’d agreed to terms with the Darkwings earlier today.

Officials declined to specify a salary publicly, but in private say the figure is $17,400,000 per year.

In 6 games this year Silvermaster has posted a .250 average and put up these numbers: 1 home run, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

$12,800,000 Lands 2B Oathkiller for Darkwings

Friday, December 21st, 2040
In a move expected to bring depth to the Darkwings, Ravenhill brass announced the signing today of second baseman Volin Oathkiller.

Oathkiller will be pocketing $6,400,000 per season, an amount some BNN analysts think might be too high.

Oathkiller has played in 871 games and is hitting .272 lifetime with 235 RBIs, 902 hits, 172 doubles, 32 triples and 25 home runs. He has scored 402 times and stolen 228 bases.

MC Announces Best Hitter Award

Monday, November 26th, 2040
Ravenhill’s Forerunner *Baggins put the wraps on a fine campaign today by winning the 2040 Mordor Conference Sam Gamgee Batter.

The 31-year-old veteran scorched the opposition with a .351 average, picking up 196 hits, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 63 home runs and 140 RBIs, while scoring 135 runs.

He received 24 first place votes, as a unanimous winner. Yong-gwan Balahontsev of the Minas Morgul Slayers finished second in voting, while Ragnar *Stonecutter III of the Isengard Raiders finished third.

Isengard Moves on to Return of the King Series

Wednesday, October 24th, 2040
Fans of the Ravenhill Darkwings groaned when Ragnar *Stonecutter III stepped up to the plate in the Two Towers Series.

And for good reason too, as the Isengard Raiders player was instrumental in guiding his team to a 4-1 series win over the Darkwings.

The series was clinched tonight at The Ballpark at Helms Deep, with Isengard coming out on top 5-2 in the deciding game.

*Stonecutter III’s strong series included a .500 batting average, with a .522 on-base percentage. He had 2 home runs, drove in 4 RBI and scored 4 runs.

The Isengard Raiders don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Lake Town Archers – Bywater Bounders series. Lake Town leads the series 3 games to 2. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.