Category: Misty Mountain

Hawks Selected Player of the Week

Monday, May 4th, 2037
Wayne Hawks showed his stuff this past week as the veteran rode a hot streak all the way to Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

The 37-year-old Hops left fielder compiled a .429 average (9-for-21), 4 home runs and 7 RBIs.

This season Hawks is swinging the bat at a .247 rate with 21 hits in 85 at-bats. To date he has hit 4 home runs, scored 13 runs and driven in 9.

Hops *Gomdrol Out Rest Of Season

Friday, March 13th, 2037
Tarechorion *Gomdrol of the Hops just might have to call it quits for the season. The 28-year-old Misty Mountain shortstop received a possible season-ending injury against the Grey Havens Stars recently at Spring Ballpark. *Gomdrol suffered a ruptured medial collateral ligament while running the bases. The Hops medical staff said he could be out quite some time, as much as 9 months.

CL Gadrienduil to Hops

Tuesday, January 20th, 2037
Team insiders were tight-lipped prior to today’s deal that brought 33-year-old closer Thubis Gadrienduil to Misty Mountain.

Gadrienduil is considered one of the league’s A-list players and certainly will enhance any chances the Hops have to win a playoff spot this year.

Gadrienduil has collected 155 saves over his 436-game career with 347 strikeouts and 205 walks, a won-lost record of 29-35 and a 3.06 ERA.

Veteran Hawks, Misty Mountain Complete Deal

Monday, January 12th, 2037
Wayne Hawks might be in the twilight of his career, but he is not going to leave the stage before the final act. Today the 37-year-old scribbled his signature on a $10,300,000-a-year deal with the Hops.

Some fans openly questioned the signing, saying they would prefer the club use its resources on younger talent.

Hawks is hitting at a .256 rate over his 1469-game career. Lifetime he has 265 doubles, 26 triples and 306 home runs with 897 RBIs and 955 runs scored.

Lumberjacks Dominate, Sweep Hobbit Series

Monday, October 13th, 2036
Many baseball pundits expected a close series in the Mordor Conference Hobbit Series. It turned out quite a bit different.

The Lothlorien Lumberjacks swept aside the Misty Mountain Hops to advance to the Fellowship Series, winning the final game by a 13-0 score at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras.

The series MVP was first baseman Kolak Koboldchoker, who hit .556 with a .556 on-base percentage. He had 2 home runs, drove in 7 RBI and scored 3 runs.

“We expected this series to go right down to the wire, so to sweep is a bit of a surprise,” he said. “But we’ll take it.”

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