Category: Dol Guldur

Dragons Contreras August’s #1 Pitcher

Wednesday, September 1st, 2038
Veteran Hashi Contreras put together quite a successful stretch in August for the Dol Guldur Dragons, earning himself the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award.

Contreras racked up a 6-0 record in 6 starts, posting a 2.03 ERA over 44.1 innings and striking out 22.

Contreras has made 13 starts this season, posting 7 wins and 3 losses. Opposing clubs are batting .220 against him and he has 46 strikeouts in 80.1 innings with a 2.24 ERA.

MC Premier Player Picked

Monday, July 5th, 2038
A battle-tested Norman *Xanatos declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 34-year-old Dol Guldur catcher collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .640 average, 16 hits in 25 at-bats, 3 home runs, 5 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

Currently *Xanatos is hitting .381 and has collected 11 home runs, 32 RBIs and scored 38 times, while playing in 68 games.

Joe Graves to Miss 4-5 Months

Sunday, June 13th, 2038
A blow for Joe Graves today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 4-5 months with shoulder inflammation. Graves suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Dol Guldur Dragons are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Graves’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

For this year Graves has chalked up 4 wins and 2 losses in 9 starts with 41 strikeouts in 59.2 innings and a 4.07 ERA.

Season Ends for Hidush Nosehammer of Dol Guldur

Friday, June 11th, 2038
A blow for Hidush Nosehammer today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 9 months with a ruptured disc. Nosehammer suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Dol Guldur Dragons are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Nosehammer’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

Up to this point in the season, Nosehammer has put up these stats: 34 relief appearances, 17 saves, 43 IP, 41 strikeouts and 0.84 ERA. His won-lost record is 3-1 with the opposition is hitting .146 against him.

Dragons End Footthrower’s Streak

Friday, May 21st, 2038
It was the best of both worlds for the Dol Guldur Dragons today at Dunharrow Field, as they defeated the Dunharrow Devils 3-2 and also snapped Prignash Footthrower’s 24-game hitting streak. The 29-year-old Dunharrow center fielder failed to get a hit in 4 at-bats.

“Nothing personal against Footthrower, we just wanted to win the game,” said Dragons skipper Lura Galindil. “We did a great job keeping him off-balance and guessing.”

When asked by reporters about his streak coming to an end, Footthrower frowned and said, “I won’t lie and say that I’m not disappointed about it, but I’d feel much better if we had won.”

For the year Footthrower is batting .341 with 2 home runs.

$34,200,000 Lands RF Elvarara for Dragons

Thursday, March 4th, 2038
Despite her solid numbers, some fans questioned the value of the Elegrina Elvarara signing even as Dol Guldur officials paraded her before the media this afternoon.

Elvarara will surely bring a lot to the club, but she comes at a price of $34,200,000 over 3 years.

Elvarara boasts a career batting average of .274 with 1128 hits, 136 homers and 522 RBIs.

Veteran Graves Agrees to 2-Year Deal

Friday, January 15th, 2038
Dol Guldur officials were grinning from ear to ear as they introduced their latest blockbuster signing to the media earlier today.

Joe Graves, one of the game’s marquee talents, opted for the Dragons after receiving a 2-year, $40,000,000 offer.

Since his debut in the league, Graves has posted 191 victories and 81 defeats with an ERA of 2.81.

MC Hands Out Gwaihir Reliever Award

Tuesday, November 24th, 2037
His manager and teammates call Francesco McKilligin a true bullpen ace.

The Mordor Conference calls him the winner of the Gwaihir Reliever Award for 2037.

The Dol Guldur Dragons relief specialist out of Minas Tirith, Human Lands, won the award with 47 saves in 81 relief appearances, 113 strikeouts in 85 innings and 24 walks.

He compiled a record of 7 wins and 4 losses and had a 2.01 ERA.

He received 14 first place votes out of a possible 24. Thubis Gadrienduil of the Misty Mountain Hops finished second in voting with 8 first place votes, while Elendil Tinond of the Dunharrow Devils finished third with 1 first place vote.

Player – Team – First Place – Total Points
Francesco McKilligin – Dol Guldur Dragons – 14 – 97
Thubis Gadrienduil – Misty Mountain Hops – 8 – 91
Elendil Tinond – Dunharrow Devils – 1 – 17
Ysabrylla Gandilhir – Dead Marshes Uruk-hai – 0 – 10
Mumli Oakenarmour – Grey Havens Stars – 1 – 10
Vrung Daggerkicker – Lothlorien Lumberjacks – 0 – 6

Mordor Conference Troll Division Won: Dol Guldur Crowned

Monday, September 28th, 2037
The Dol Guldur Dragons clubhouse more closely resembled a college party tonight as the team officially captured the Mordor Conference Troll Division.

Beers were flowing freely, champagne was being sprayed and loud music blared as players and coaches alike celebrated the accomplishment.

“It’s not often you get to kick back and let loose with your teammates,” said reliever Holfast Dap. “We’re earned the right to party a little bit. And then we can focus on getting it done in the playoffs.”

Team manager Lura Galindil said even the coaching staff can enjoy occasions like this.

“I’m proud of my guys, they deserve this,” he said.

It’s the 7th division championship for the team and they will be seeking their 2nd Tolkien Baseball championship.

Dragons Contreras to Miss Year

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2037
The season is finished for Hashi Contreras of the Dol Guldur Dragons. The club announced today that he will forego the rest of the year because of injury. The Dragons starting pitcher suffered a torn flexor tendon in his elbow while throwing a pitch in a recent game against the Dagorlad Disaster. Team doctors said it would take at least 10-11 months to heal.

His record this season is 9-2 in 19 starts and Contreras has a 2.01 ERA.