Category: Misty Mountain

Hilldweller Tosses Shutout

Wednesday, August 17th, 2039
Kate Hilldweller of the Misty Mountain Hops overwhelmed the Lothlorien Lumberjacks and walked off the mound with a complete-game shutout. She blanked them 2-0 on 1 hit with a total of 8 strikeouts and 2 walks.

“Kate was on quite a roll,” Misty Mountain manager John Bermejo said. “She gets great late movement and she doesn’t give in to the hitters.”

For the season Hilldweller has logged 10 wins and 11 losses and struck out 138 batters in 187.1 innings while compiling a 3.75 ERA.

Barrage of Hits Gets Foriand MC Award

Monday, August 15th, 2039
A battle-tested Issth Foriand declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 34-year-old Misty Mountain first baseman collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .583 average, 7 hits in 12 at-bats, 3 home runs, 9 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

So far this season Foriand has put up a .321 batting average with 130 hits, 28 home runs and 77 RBIs.

Un-four-gettable: Foriand Hits for Cycle

Wednesday, August 10th, 2039
Issth Foriand was at the front of a Hops hit parade today at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras. The first baseman finished 4-for-5 and hit for the cycle as Misty Mountain triumphed 13-6 over the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai.

“Issth was putting on a real clinic out there,” Misty Mountain manager John Bermejo said following the game.

Foriand finished the game with 4 RBI and had 1 single, 1 double, 1 triple and 1 home run.

Issth Foriand singled in the 1st, hit an RBI triple in the 2nd, grounded out in the 4th, hit a three-run home run off Ernesto Journey in the 5th and doubled in the 8th.

This year Foriand is hitting .321 with 28 home runs and 77 RBIs to his credit. He has gotten on base at a .402 clip and scored 75 runs.

Uruk-hai End Ogrestomper’s Streak

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2039
Bofur Ogrestomper’s 23-game hitting streak has now come and gone. It was snapped today as the Misty Mountain Hops suffered a 9-5 setback against the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai.

Ogrestomper went without a hit in 3 trips to the plate. He was visibly upset during a postgame press conference, but it appeared that the streak had little to do with it.

“The hitting streak was one of those things where it was fun while it lasted, but I’m not going to lose any sleep about it tonight,” he said. “On the other hand, I am going to lose sleep about dropping this game today.”

For the year Ogrestomper is hitting .290 with no home runs. His stats include 27 runs batted in and 56 runs scored.

Walekino Picks Up Best MC Batter Honors for July

Monday, August 1st, 2039
The #1 hitter in the Mordor Conference in July was Misty Mountain right fielder Rona Walekino. She was selected the Batter of the Month.

Walekino starred with a .306 batting average, 11 home runs and 31 RBIs.

Walekino is hitting .300 in 2039 with 79 RBIs and 29 home runs.

Walekino Selected MC Player of the Week

Monday, May 9th, 2039
25-year-old Rona Walekino sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought her the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

A newcomer to the league, Walekino made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .458 average, 11 hits in 24 at-bats, 3 home runs and 5 runs batted in.

Where the Misty Mountain Hops right fielder goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but Walekino certainly made her mark last week.

Walekino has a .294 average and a .346 on-base percentage for the year. She has picked up 35 hits, 10 home runs and driven in 25 runs.

Tarechorion *Gomdrol Out for Season

Sunday, May 8th, 2039
The Misty Mountain Hops were dealt a severe blow when Tarechorion *Gomdrol was hurt running the bases recently in a game against the Carrock Bears. After the game, the team trainer reported *Gomdrol might have to spend a lengthy time on the disabled list. Today doctors confirmed it, ruling the 30-year-old third baseman out for the rest of the season with a broken bone in the elbow. They indicated it would take *Gomdrol at least 9 months to heal.

For the year *Gomdrol is batting .220 with 24 hits and 7 home runs. He has scored 20 times and driven in 14.

Misty Mountain Announces Deal for Veteran LF

Sunday, March 20th, 2039
A wave of jubilation swept over Misty Mountain today as fans and team officials celebrated the signing of Vabis Githrarith.

Despite the fact that the Misty Mountain Hops will have to pay out $14,000,000 over 2 years, he will certainly draw fans to the park. Let’s just hope they don’t crank up ticket prices!

Lifetime Githrarith has compiled a .266 batting average and collected 1600 hits, 315 home runs and 929 RBIs.

Misty Mountain Fired up over Signing of CL Cavernshaker

Monday, December 20th, 2038
The Misty Mountain front office announced the signing of Bogak Cavernshaker today as the team’s new closer. The 30-year-old came to terms with the Hops and will be hauling in $14,100,000 a year over 1 year.

So far in his career Cavernshaker has nailed down 63 saves and held opposing hitters to a .235 batting average with 351 strikeouts and 146 walks in 355 innings. In 324 games he has a 32-23 record and a 2.64 ERA.

MC’s Best Rookie Honored

Friday, November 26th, 2038
Today the BBN baseball writers announced the winner of the Mordor Conference Frodo Rookie Award. The premier rookie in 2038 was Misty Mountain shortstop Ignatie Nyambek.

He finished the regular season with a .288 batting average, 24 doubles, 10 triples and 3 home runs. Nyambek also had 54 RBIs and scored 68 times.

Menegilda Dogwood of the Dunharrow Devils finished second in voting, while Amadriembor Silborn of the Weathertop Witch Kings finished third.