Category: Lothlorien

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..

Lumberjacks Cruise to Fellowship Series with Sweep

Saturday, October 6th, 2040
The Lothlorien Lumberjacks have swept the Minas Morgul Slayers and are on to the Fellowship Series. Lothlorien won 7-5 today at Sylvan Cove to clinch the Hobbit Series.

“We’re happy to have put the dagger in when we had the chance,” said Lothlorien catcher Devi Torlak, who was named MVP for the series. “It could have been a tough series to finish if we let them start winning.”

Torlak won the award with a .500 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage. He had 1 home runs, drove in 2 RBI and scored 2 runs.

The Lothlorien Lumberjacks will play against the Isengard Raiders in the next round. Isengard had a bye in the Hobbit Series. The Fellowship Series schedule will be announced after the Hobbit Series finishes.

Wild Card Clinched by Lothlorien

Saturday, September 29th, 2040
The manager of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks said it’s an “absolute relief” to have clinched a postseason berth and be on to the postseason.

“You don’t have that level of security or comfort that you do in winning the division, but it still feels good,” said Bart Hawks. “We still think we can prove ourselves as the top team in Tolkien Baseball.”

The Mordor Conference Goblin Division team has a 84-76 and will be looking to win the franchise’s 1st Return of the King Series.

Lumberjacks Elizondo MC Hitter of the Week

Monday, August 20th, 2040
Veteran Baran Elizondo had a great week at the plate for the Lumberjacks to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference.

The 34-year-old Lothlorien center fielder built a .478 average on the strength of 11 hits in 23 at-bats, 4 home runs and 7 RBIs.

Looking at his present stats, Elizondo has compiled a .304 batting average in 92 games with a .345 on-base percentage, while hitting 20 home runs and driving in 57 runs.

Yes, It’s a No-No by Pennypacker

Thursday, August 9th, 2040
Lothlorien Lumberjacks starter Ganymede Pennypacker was unhittable today at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras.

Pennypacker beat the Misty Mountain Hops 7-0, breezing through the Hops lineup en route to a no-hitter.

“I thought Ganymede started off a little slow and was struggling with his command at first,” Lumberjacks manager Bart Hawks said later. “He lucked his way through the early innings, and they helped him out by not being patient. Eventually, it all came together for him, and from there on the Hops never had a chance. He dominated them.”

Pennypacker struck out 5 batters and issued 3 walks in the performance.

For the season Pennypacker has compiled a 7-4 record with a 4.50 ERA.

Lothlorien Lumberjacks Ship Kelirsson to Xanth

Tuesday, July 31st, 2040
Earlier today, officials from the Lothlorien Lumberjacks and the Xanth Centaurs announced that they had finalized negotiations on a trade between the two teams. The deal will send 29-year-old minor league 1B Solin Kelirsson and 23-year-old minor league RHP Brubgush A’arim to Xanth in exchange for 25-year-old RHP Asta Ipyllasc and 23-year-old minor league LHP Amaracandra Daggerprodder.

Minas Tirith Titans Ship Saballos to Lothlorien

Friday, July 13th, 2040
The Minas Tirith Titans and Lothlorien Lumberjacks have put the finishing touches on a deal that was weeks in the making. Minas Tirith will part with 28-year-old RHP Gazment Saballos, while the Lumberjacks have dealt 23-year-old minor league C Sammy Hsu and 24-year-old minor league SS Alinar Isyrith.

“This one took a while to figure out,” said Minas Tirith general manager Erorag Bugstomper. “We must have gone back to the drawing board five or six times over the past few weeks. I’m glad we finally got the deal done. I think it is a good one for both clubs.”

This season Saballos has been credited with 2 saves. In 21 relief appearances and 32.1 innings he has a 1-6 won-lost mark, 4.73 ERA and 33 strikeouts

Lumberjacks Kinar Gorimli to Miss Year

Wednesday, July 4th, 2040
The Lothlorien Lumberjacks were dealt a blow today when closer Kinar Gorimli left the game with an undisclosed injury. The team has now revealed that Gorimli has suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will most likely miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury.

So far this year Gorimli has delivered 14 saves. In 27 relief appearances he has 18 strikeouts in 24.1 innings with a 0.74 ERA and a 2-1 won-lost mark.

Brandybuck Brilliant, Fans 15

Saturday, June 30th, 2040
It was a 15-K day for Asphodel Brandybuck at Celebrant Field today, as the Lothlorien pitcher put on a show to beat the Dunharrow Devils 2-1. Brandybuck had his good stuff and good location and that was good enough to chalk up a Lumberjacks victory. He gave up 4 hits in the game and issued 1 walk in a strong performance.

Presently Brandybuck has a 11-6 mark in 17 starts with a 2.56 ERA. He has given up 100 hits in 133.2 innings, struck out 128 and issued 17 walks. Opposing clubs have compiled a .205 batting average against him.

SP Ricky *Vaughn Hurt

Tuesday, May 1st, 2040
Lothlorien fans will be disappointed to learn that Ricky *Vaughn suffered a torn meniscus while throwing a pitch in today’s game. After the doctor informed the Lothlorien Lumberjacks manager that *Vaughn was expected to miss 4-5 months, the manager told the press that the rest of the team would have to step up their play until the starting pitcher could return. “You can’t make excuses in baseball, because there’s always a game tomorrow,” said the team’s skipper.

For the year *Vaughn has compiled a 3-2 record with a 2.09 ERA.