Category: Misty Mountain

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.

Hops Armormaster and Devils Ploughman Suspended for Fight

Sunday, September 12th, 2038
Foinus Armormaster of the Misty Mountain Hops and Janice Ploughman of the Dunharrow Devils will be on the sidelines for a few days. They have been suspended for 3 and 6 games respectively by the league office for causing the bench-emptying free-for-all at the recent Hops-Devils game at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras.

Neither player had any comment about the suspensions. Both clubs told BNN Armormaster and Ploughman will begin serving them soon.

Armormaster is presently hitting at a .199 pace with 19 home runs and 61 RBIs. He has played in 116 games and scored 43 times.

This year his stats show Ploughman has 41 saves in 68 relief appearances with a 5-5 mark and 2.49 ERA. He has struck out 91 batters and issued 10 walks in 76 innings. Opposing clubs have a .157 against him.

Mordor Conference Picks July’s Best Batter

Sunday, August 1st, 2038
Issth Foriand battered Mordor Conference pitchers all July and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award.

“I’ve been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in and day out to be able to put up this kind of consistency,” the 33-year-old Foriand told reporters. “I put in a lot of work, even on the days I might not take the field, and it’s always nice when everything comes together for me like it did this last month.”

In 24 games, Foriand hit .400 with 7 home runs, 24 RBIs and scored 18 runs.

This year Foriand is hitting .367 with 25 home runs.

Hops Foriand Named MC’s #1 Player

Monday, July 12th, 2038
His hard work and hustle paid off this week. The hard-working and hard-playing Issth Foriand was rewarded with the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

The scrappy Misty Mountain Hops first baseman hit .524 while collecting 11 hits in 21 at-bats, 5 home runs and 16 RBIs.

So far this season Foriand has gotten 117 hits in 322 at-bats for a .363 batting average with 23 home runs. His stats include 66 RBIs and 64 runs scored. He has played in 87 games.

Tarechorion *Gomdrol Out of Action

Thursday, May 27th, 2038
It took the Misty Mountain team doctor a while to realize it, but third baseman Tarechorion *Gomdrol won’t simply play through a sprained ankle after he got hurt running the bases in today’s Witch Kings-Hops game. At first, it looked like *Gomdrol might be back as early as tomorrow, but now the prognosis isn’t quite so good; he’s expected to miss at least 6 weeks.

So far this year *Gomdrol is batting .329 with 8 home runs.

Issth Foriand Winner in April

Saturday, May 1st, 2038
Issth Foriand battered Mordor Conference pitchers all April and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award.

“I’ve been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in and day out to be able to put up this kind of consistency,” the 33-year-old Foriand told reporters. “I put in a lot of work, even on the days I might not take the field, and it’s always nice when everything comes together for me like it did this last month.”

In 23 games, Foriand hit .453 with 9 home runs, 22 RBIs and scored 20 runs.