Category: Misty Mountain

Misty Mountain Devastated by Playoff Elimination

Saturday, September 29th, 2040
The Misty Mountain Hops players and coaches held a closed-door meeting today after the club was eliminated from postseason contention.

“We just wanted to talk about the season and where we are right now and how we get to our ultimate goal,” said a dejected Zoello Rödinger. “We don’t want to have this feeling next season.”

Before this season, the Hops last missed the playoffs in 2038. In the 37 years they have been a Tolkien Baseball franchise, they have missed the playoffs 19 times. In the last 10 years, they have missed the playoffs 5 times. Misty Mountain has won the Return of the King Series 2 times in their history.

2000 Hits for Foriand

Tuesday, September 4th, 2040
Issth Foriand was bubbling over with joy, celebrating his 2000th hit in the Misty Mountain 8-1 victory over the Stars at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras.

“I learned what hard work, focus, dedication, and opportunity can do. This is how it pays off.”

The 35-year-old first baseman achieved that milestone with 2 hits in 3 at-bats to join the exclusive 2000-hit club.

His manager said, “Issth plays the same every day and every inning — with all his heart. That’s why he’s such a special player.”

His career stats show that Foriand has batted .311 and connected for 315 home runs.

*Gomdrol Raps 300th Roundtripper

Tuesday, September 4th, 2040
A big sigh of relief erupted from Tarechorion *Gomdrol after he hit his 300th career homer. The Misty Mountain third baseman said, “I’m glad it’s over…now I can go back to just playing baseball.”

It was quite a day for *Gomdrol. He got his name in the league record books with 2 hits, 2 runs batted in, scored 2 runs and his team, the Misty Mountain Hops beat the Grey Havens Stars 8-1.

*Gomdrol knew it when he hit it. He raised his hands in the air, then ran the bases like a high school player, clapping and grinning.

He told reporters in the postgame interview, “I was acting goofy running the bases… but it was my 300th home run.”

“It was great,” his manager said. “He stood there and watched it…we all did. You just felt it was coming…you just had a sense he would hit it soon. He has been having a lot of good at-bats. It was great to get it out of the way.”

During his 1527-game career *Gomdrol has batted .306 and collected 1659 hits, 300 home runs and 891 RBIs.

Misty Mountain Trades Bridger for Ravenhill’s Rödinger

Monday, July 30th, 2040
You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you find a deal anyway. The Baseball News Network is reporting that Misty Mountain and Ravenhill have made a swap with 28-year-old LF Polly Bridger being shipped to the Darkwings and in return the Hops would get 27-year-old RHP Zoello Rödinger.

Misty Mountain general manager Hobbit RJW said the two sides were close to a blockbuster trade before agreeing upon a smaller scale transaction.

“This is just a bit of housekeeping compared to what we wanted to do,” he said. “I won’t name names, but the potential deal we were close to making would have certainly grabbed some headlines.”

A source inside the Misty Mountain organization said the two sides might not be done dealing, and another transaction could be in the works.

In the current season, Bridger has put up a .289 batting average with 41 hits, 8 home runs, 20 RBI and scored 22 runs.

On the year Rödinger has worked 152 innings with 128 strikeouts en route to a 11-5 record and 3.26 ERA.

Trample Sends Dol Guldur Bats to Deep Freeze

Wednesday, July 4th, 2040
Misty Mountain Hops pitcher Tanta Trample did her job to perfection today, blanking the Dol Guldur Dragons at Dol Guldur Stadium. She only gave up 1 hit while striking out 9 in the 4-0 shutout.

“All I did was not allow any runs,” she joked after the game. “I mean, technically, that’s what they pay me to do, right?”

Trample has fashioned a 8-4 mark for the season, 4.35 ERA and thrown 99.1 innings in 14 starts. Opposing clubs are batting .216 against her.

MC’s Star Player Named

Monday, June 4th, 2040
Vabis Githrarith did nothing to hurt his value as an upcoming free agent last week, making contact with the ball at every opportunity and reeling in the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

The left fielder hit .462 for the Hops, recording 12 hits in 26 at-bats, 3 home runs, 6 RBIs and 9 runs scored.

In 50 games this season Githrarith is batting .230 with 42 hits and 7 home runs. He has scored 25 runs and driven in 20.

Misty Mountain Wins Lottery for RP Nosehammer

Misty Mountain Wins Lottery for RP Nosehammer
Tuesday, March 20th, 2040
The Misty Mountain Hops have called a press conference later today to announce the signing of reliever Hidush Nosehammer to a 2-year, $30,600,000 contract.

Both Nosehammer and the Hops are said to be very pleased to come to this agreement.

Nosehammer has logged a 31-22 record in his career, appearing in 392 games with 290 strikeouts and 92 walks in 418.1 innings. He has been credited with 57 saves and has a 2.47 ERA.

Disaster Win Fellowship Series

Saturday, October 15th, 2039
Issth Foriand was a standout performer in the Fellowship Series, but unfortunately the same couldn’t be said for the rest of the Misty Mountain Hops.

The Dagorlad Disaster beat Foriand’s Hops 5-2 at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium tonight, to capture the series 4-1.

Despite the series loss, Foriand was named MVP.

“It’s cold comfort,” he said solemnly when asked about the award. “I’d certainly rather be in Dagorlad’s position than mine.”

The Dagorlad Disaster will play against the Dunharrow Devils in the next round. Dunharrow won their series against the Weathertop Witch Kings 4 games to 1. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

Dagorlad Wins Game 4 in Extras

The Dagorlad Disaster moved to within one game of the Two Towers Series today, downing the Misty Mountain Hops 2-1 in a low-scoring, extra-inning affair at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium. Leading the way for the Disaster was right-hander Sourk Ratbelly, who was named player of the game after he threw 7 innings of 5-hit ball. The win gives the Disaster a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-7 Fellowship Series.

Late in the game, first baseman Borthak the Wicked had a big at-bat for Dagorlad. In the bottom of the 11th, he hit a run-scoring single off Caoimhín Júlia. The play gave the Disaster a 2-1 lead.

“This place was rocking at the end,” the Wicked said.

The next game is set to be played tomorrow at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium. Slated to start are Kate Hilldweller for the Misty Mountain Hops and Snibb *Ninwocket for the the Dagorlad Disaster.

Home Loss Shrinks Disaster’ Series Lead to 2-1

The Misty Mountain Hops have closed some of the gap between themselves and the series-leading Dagorlad Disaster, winning 5-4 at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium today. Hops right fielder Rona Walekino was named player of the game after she was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 singles. She drove in 2 runs and scored once. The win cuts the deficit facing the Hops to 2-1 in the best-of-7 Fellowship Series.

The game was far from mistake-free. In the top of the fifth, the Disaster committed a costly error on a base hit by Ignatie Nyambek. Misty Mountain scored 2 on the play to take the lead, 4-3.

“You work hard, day in and day out, hoping to give the fans something to cheer about. Today was a good day,” Walekino told the Misty Mountain Today.

The next game is scheduled for tomorrow at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium. The scheduled starters for the game are Tanta Trample for Misty Mountain and Sourk Ratbelly for Dagorlad.