Category: Isengard

Fellowship Series Goes the Distance, Isengard Prevails

Wednesday, October 17th, 2040
Isengard Raiders won a nail-biting series against the Lothlorien Lumberjacks 4-3, wrapping up the Fellowship Series finale 4-1 at Orthanc Stadium.

Raiders third baseman Arwowyn Galindil was named the series MVP.

He batted .345, drove in 3 runs and scored 1 to lead Isengard into the next round of play.

“Arwowyn was real solid for us, real solid,” said Raiders manager Golmazh Headgobber. “I normally say I’d like to have nine of him out there, but thankfully we got by with just one this time.”

The Isengard Raiders don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Dunharrow Devils – Ravenhill Darkwings series. That series is tied at 3 games apiece. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes..

Eladriewen Chosen September’s Best MC Hurler

Monday, October 1st, 2040
Despite the number of years he’s been in the league, Eimer Eladriewen still gets excited when he puts together a quality stretch like he had in September. The 33-year-old starter for Isengard was named Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

He collected 5 wins and no losses with 49 strikeouts in his 6 starts, putting up a fine 1.36 ERA in 46.1 innings of work.

So far this year Eladriewen has 15 wins and 10 losses and a 2.63 ERA.

Isengard Sits Atop Mordor Conference Troll Division

Saturday, September 22nd, 2040
The Isengard Raiders have their share of problems, but getting to the postseason isn’t one of them. The club today clinched the Mordor Conference Troll Division crown.

“It’s not a perfect clubhouse, we have issues just like any other team, but in the end we did what we had to do on the field,” said starting pitcher Eimer Eladriewen. “In the end, it’s a roster of guys coming together for the same cause.”

Team manager Golmazh Headgobber brushed off any suggestions there are issues in his clubhouse and said he’s proud of his team.

“Anything that goes on, it’s just regular stuff that any team would deal with,” he said. “In the end, we won the division and that’s all that matters.”

The club has a 89-64 record and the division title is their 9th.

Playoff Bound: Isengard Secures Wild Card

Sunday, September 16th, 2040
Celebrating a playoff clinch never gets old, according to Ragnar *Stonecutter III of the Isengard Raiders.

“I could do this each and every year,” the shortstop said as he celebrated his team officially having clinched a playoff spot. “It’s why we play the game – to get to the playoffs and have a chance to become Return of the King Series champions.”

The Mordor Conference Troll Division club has a record of 88-60 and will be seeking the franchise’s 3rd Tolkien Baseball championship.

Limke Acclaimed Top Pitcher in August

Saturday, September 1st, 2040
Grailas Limke has made fans throughout Tolkien Baseball take notice over the past month with an exceptional 5-1 record. No pitcher in the Mordor Conference threw better in August, garnering him the Pitcher of the Month award today.

In 5 starts Limke compiled a 1.13 ERA, putting up a 5-1 record, striking out 29 and tossing 39.2 innings.

This season Limke has worked 141 innings with 122 strikeouts en route to a 14-6 record and a 2.17 ERA.

Lumberjacks End Cavernbreaker’s Streak

Wednesday, August 1st, 2040
Bognar Cavernbreaker came rolling into today’s game against the Lothlorien Lumberjacks with a 23-game hitting string, but he left it on the field at Celebrant Field.

The 30-year-old Isengard Raiders right fielder went 0-for-4 against the Lumberjacks as the Raiders fell, 5-2.

“I swung at a couple pitches I probably shouldn’t have and I didn’t swing at a couple I probably should have,” he said, grimacing. “But that’s what makes a hit streak so impressive in the first place — it only takes a couple mistakes to end it all.”

This season Cavernbreaker has hit at a .235 clip with 53 RBIs, 12 home runs and 39 runs scored.

Isengard’s *Stonecutter III Snaps up July Batting Award

Wednesday, August 1st, 2040
Seasoned by several years of professional experience, 25-year-old Ragnar *Stonecutter III put together a solid offensive month for Isengard and was crowned July’s top batter in the Mordor Conference.

He batted .410 with 9 home runs, 20 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

Thus far this year *Stonecutter III has hit .306 with 23 home runs and 78 RBIs.

MC Player of the Week Awarded

Monday, July 23rd, 2040
His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Ragnar *Stonecutter III was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

The scrappy Isengard Raiders shortstop hit .500 while collecting 16 hits in 32 at-bats, 5 home runs and 8 RBIs.

This season *Stonecutter III is batting .310 with 117 hits, 23 home runs, 72 RBIs, 39 walks, .373 OBP and has scored 65 runs. He has played in 97 games.

*Stonecutter III on Fire: Burns Dagorlad with 3 HR

Saturday, July 21st, 2040
Ragnar *Stonecutter III of the Raiders won the battle against Dagorlad pitching, but lost the war. He hit three out of the park at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium, got his name in the league record book, but Isengard came up short in the win column, losing to the Disaster 8-5. The Isengard shortstop was red-hot, the ball just exploded off his bat all day long.

“I don’t try to hit homers,” he said. “I try to go out there and have good at-bats. If I put a good swing on the ball, then it is going to go out of the park. I didn’t try to hit the first one or the second one or the third one. I just try to have good at-bats.”

For the game he went 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

Where does he rank this day in his career? “It’s up there,” *Stonecutter III said. “I’ll put it up there in the upper echelon, despite the loss.”

Ragnar *Stonecutter III hit a solo-shot off Snibb *Ninwocket in the 1st, flied out in the 2nd, hit a solo-shot off Pansy Hedgeworth in the 5th, hit a solo-shot off Muumak Sundragger in the 7th and grounded out in the 9th.

This year *Stonecutter III is batting .306 with 22 home runs.

Big Bat Pays Off, Cavernbreaker Player of the Week

Monday, June 18th, 2040
Isengard Raiders right fielder Bognar Cavernbreaker walked away with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award today after putting up some impressive numbers over the past seven days.

“The Raiders fans are really behind me right now,” said the 30-year-old. “That helps. They give you the confidence to go out there and do better.”

Cavernbreaker batted .417 (10-for-24) with 4 home runs and 9 RBIs this week on his way to the award.

Cavernbreaker is presently batting .239 with 7 home runs, 17 runs scored and 28 RBIs. His OBP is .262.