Category: Rivendell

Maker Dominates in 13-8 Win over Mordor Conference All-Stars

Tuesday, July 9th, 2041
There’s a whole lot of pride on the line when the best baseball players throughout Tolkien Baseball gather for the all-star game.

It was no different this year, as the Shire Conference bested the Mordor Conference by a score of 13-8, in a spirited contest played at Celebrant Field.

“It might be a little lower intensity than the regular season or playoffs, but everyone in that clubhouse still wants to win this game,” said Ginyc Maker of the Shire Conference, who was named the game MVP.

Maker has put up a career batting average of .274 with 1209 hits, 186 homers and 630 RBIs.

SC Player of the Week, Charneca of Rivendell

Monday, June 3rd, 2041
Maximo Charneca is respected by most Rivendell Royals fans for his no-frills style of play. The 29-year-old first baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Shire Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .292 average (7-for-24) with 6 home runs, 8 RBIs and 8 runs scored.

This year Charneca is batting .218 with 11 home runs.

Archers End Argyll’s Streak

Tuesday, May 7th, 2041
Giacomino Argyll, second baseman for the Rivendell Royals, gave it a good try, but his time chasing history came to an end when he went hitless in 2 tries against the Lake Town Archers today. Not only did the Archers break his 20-game hitting streak, they also beat Rivendell by the score of 12-5.

“Now that the streak has ended, I can admit I’ll breathe a bit easier the next time I step up to bat,” Argyll said, speaking with the media after the game. “It was tough because I put a little pressure on myself. Now that it’s over, I will definitely be a little bit looser at the plate.”

This season Argyll has banged out 48 hits in 139 at-bats for a .345 average with 1 home run. He is getting on base at a .366 pace and his totals also include 12 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Bree Stops Argyll’s Hit Streak

Monday, April 8th, 2041
Giacomino Argyll had his hitting streak snapped at 31 games today during a 3-1 Rivendell win over the Bree Cheese at Bree-Land Ballpark. The 26-year-old second baseman was hitless in 5 at-bats.

“Had to end sometime,” Argyll said, shrugging.

Argyll is hitting at a .324 mark this season. His stats show 1 home run, 5 RBIs and 3 runs scored. He has played 7 games for the Royals.

Hitting Streak Still Alive for Argyll

Saturday, April 6th, 2041
Giacomino Argyll continued his streak at Royals Stadium today, even as the ballgame did not go his way. The Rivendell second baseman was 2-for-5 in today’s contest and now has hit safely in his last 30 games. The Royals were not as fortunate, losing 7-5 to the Lake Town Archers.

“Argyll was hitting everything we threw at him,” said Lake Town manager Borigal Bridger. “He is a tough out. Fortunately, things went our way in the ballgame today and we came away with a win.”
Giacomino Argyll grounded out in the 1st, singled in the 3rd, grounded out in the 6th, hit a three-run home run off Drigrin Gardener in the 8th and grounded out in the 9th.

Argyll is currently hitting at a .348 pace with 1 home run, 5 RBIs and has scored 3 times.

Rivendell Trades Belilmalas for Dead Marshes’s Nerith

Monday, January 28th, 2041
The Royals have reached a deal with Dead Marshes, sending 31-year-old C Galugol Belilmalas and 23-year-old minor league 1B Gruudak Fouldeath to the Uruk-hai in exchange for 26-year-old C Eeaden Ulongyr and 34-year-old 1B Ollla Nerith. Reports had been hinting at a deal in recent days, but weren’t confirmed until this afternoon.

In his 1195-game career Nerith is batting .287 with 1289 hits, 168 home runs, 587 runs scored and 637 RBIs.

Rivendell-Discworld Trade: Goodrich for Waelvor

Wednesday, December 5th, 2040
According to BNN there were mixed emotions by the players involved in the trade between the Rivendell Royals and the Discworld City Watch. As part of the deal, the Royals swapped 37-year-old LHP Crystal Goodrich to the City Watch getting 19-year-old minor league LHP Wildemar Waelvor in return. The players indicated it was good to get a fresh new start in another city, but it was difficult to leave your friends on the old team.

During her career the 37-year-old Goodrich has piled up 2164 innings. Over that time, she has fanned 1708 batters, walked 602 and put up a 3.46 ERA. Her lifetime won-lost mark is 147-97 and opposing clubs have hit .251 against her.

Rivendell Trades Fáldur for Discworld’s Belilmalas

Wednesday, December 5th, 2040
The Royals and City Watch confirmed this afternoon that a trade had been agreed upon. In the deal, Rivendell will get 31-year-old C Galugol Belilmalas and $2,000,000 in cash, while Discworld will receive 33-year-old RHP Nuumsh Drowthrower and 36-year-old RHP Gandealas Fáldur.

Fáldur has 381 saves in his career with a 50-57 record and a 2.78 ERA.

SC’s #1 Pitcher is *Inglorion

Sunday, November 25th, 2040
The Rivendell Royals have a rising superstar or maybe even a budding Hall-of-Famer in the making.
It’s Gildor *Inglorion, this year’s Shire Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award selection. This blossoming hurler wowed fans, peers and sportswriters with a fabulous performance.

*Inglorion compiled a 24-5 record in 33 starts, tallied 230 strikeouts in 269.1 innings and recorded a 2.41 ERA. Other clubs managed only a .228 batting average against him.

He received 23 first place votes out of a possible 24. Elraugast Isaiwyn of the Mirkwood Sylvan finished second in voting, while Eruushnak Goblinmaster of the Minas Tirith Titans finished third with 1 first place vote.

Lake Town Takes Hobbit Series in Deciding Game

Sunday, October 7th, 2040
In an exciting Hobbit Series that had its fair share of drama and intrigue, perhaps it is Tolkien Baseball fans who have come out the winner.

But on the field, the winners were the Lake Town Archers, who edged the Rivendell Royals 2-1 to advance to the Fellowship Series.

Lake Town won the final game by a 3-2 count to wrap up the series. Vigan Goldtearer earned series MVP honors, by hitting .500 with a .500 on-base percentage. He had 0 home runs, drove in 1 RBI and scored 0 runs.

The Lake Town Archers will play against the Mirkwood Sylvan in the next round. Mirkwood had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.