Category: Weathertop

Snarly *Zottmiester Out for Season

Thursday, September 19th, 2041
The season is ending on a bad note for Snarly *Zottmiester, shortstop for the Weathertop Witch Kings. It was announced today that he will miss the rest of the season because of injury. *Zottmiester was hurt against the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai while running the bases. He suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament and will be out for at least 10 months.

This year *Zottmiester has hit at a .303 clip with 143 hits, 4 home runs, 25 RBIs and 73 runs scored.

16 Ks for Underhill, Beats Rivendell 6-3

16 Ks for Underhill, Beats Rivendell 6-3
Thursday, June 6th, 2041
Till Underhill really had Rivendell batters swinging and missing today at Amon Sul Stadium. Underhill sat down 16 hitters on strikes and whipped the Royals 6-3. He allowed 9 hits and gave up no walks in a standout mound performance.

This season in 13 starts Till Underhill has a record of 6-3 with 94 strikeouts in 90.1 innings and a 3.99 ERA.

Season-Ending Injury for Sorria Elrolinde Jr.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2041
Weathertop starting pitcher Sorria Elrolinde Jr. could miss the remainder of the season because of a torn labrum. He exited yesterday’s Minas Morgul game after injuring himself while throwing a pitch. The original diagnosis said Elrolinde Jr. would be out 10-11 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.”

To this point in the season Elrolinde Jr. has 1 win and 4 losses and a 3.53 ERA.

Raiders End *Zottmiester’s Streak

Friday, May 10th, 2041
Lady Luck was not on the side of Snarly *Zottmiester or his teammates today at Orthanc Stadium.

Everything went the way of the Isengard Raiders, who not only came away with the 8-1 victory over Weathertop, but also held *Zottmiester hitless in 2 at-bats to put an end to his 21-game hitting streak.

“It was a good run,” *Zottmiester said afterward. “It would be much easier to take right now if we had won.”

Thus far this year *Zottmiester is batting .338 with 3 home runs, 5 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

Underhill Hurls Witch Kings to Shutout Win

Wednesday, May 8th, 2041
Till Underhill was sneaky fast, on the mark and hard to hit today. He led the Weathertop Witch Kings to victory 2-0, blanking the Grey Havens Stars on 1 hit. He had 3 walks and 9 strikeouts.

“You know what he’s going to throw. You know what to expect. And you still can’t hit it,” Grey Havens skipper Vordor Anorfin told reporters after the shutout loss. “He just had a real deceptive fastball today and he was throwing it for strikes.”

This season Underhill has compiled a 5-1 mark, 3.66 ERA and made 8 starts.

Weathertop’s Whist MC #1 Batter in April

Wednesday, May 1st, 2041
Dorsey Whist battered Mordor Conference pitchers all April 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 Whist 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 27 games, Whist hit .409 with 12 home runs, 27 RBIs and scored 26 runs.

Great Week for Weathertop’s Dorsey Whist

Monday, April 29th, 2041
It was some kind of week for Dorsey Whist of the Weathertop Witch Kings. First he hits the heck out of the ball, ripping it at a .591 clip and the next thing you know, he is voted the Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference. Last week Whist went 13-for-22, chalked up 6 home runs and 10 RBIs and scored 11 runs. Not a bad week’s work at all.

This year Whist is hitting .398 with 11 home runs and 24 RBIs to his credit. He has gotten on base at a .526 clip and scored 25 runs.

Star of the Week Named in MC

Monday, April 22nd, 2041
Veteran Glonar Rethiel had a great week at the plate for the Witch Kings to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference.

The 35-year-old Weathertop third baseman built a .619 average on the strength of 13 hits in 21 at-bats, 3 home runs and 9 RBIs.

So far this season Rethiel has 3 home runs and a .415 batting average.

Star of the Week Awarded in MC

Monday, April 15th, 2041
Weathertop sports fans can’t stop singing the praises of Dorsey Whist, who has been selected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week.

Whist was in a comfort zone all week, finishing with a .476 average (10-for-21), 3 RBIs and 2 home runs.

Underhill, Weathertop Announce 4-Year Deal

Thursday, December 20th, 2040
The Witch Kings and Till Underhill reached an accord earlier today which brings the starting pitcher to town for 4 years.

Underhill will pocket $73,400,000 total and is widely expected to contribute significantly to the club’s playoff drive.

Underhill has a won-lost record of 86 wins and 74 losses with 1208 strikeouts and a lifetime 4.05 ERA.