Category: Misty Mountain

MC Hands Out Frodo Rookie Award

Thursday, November 26th, 2037
For several weeks the rumor mill had it that the 2037 Frodo Rookie Award winner was a foregone conclusion and the trophy would go to Misty Mountain right fielder, Rona Walekino. It is no longer a rumor — the Mordor Conference made it official today.

Walekino won the award by hitting .326 and collecting 105 hits, 19 home runs, 64 RBIs and 35 walks. She scored 46 runs and posted a .391 on-base percentage.

She received 20 first place votes out of a possible 24. Bluzhkrut Humancrawler of the Weathertop Witch Kings finished second in voting with 3 first place votes, while Pruurk Knifecrawler of the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai finished third with 1 first place vote.

Player – Team – First Place – Total Points
Rona Walekino – Misty Mountain Hops – 20 – 117
Bluzhkrut Humancrawler – Weathertop Witch Kings – 3 – 67
Pruurk Knifecrawler – Dead Marshes Uruk-hai – 1 – 36
Ugbug Mandragger – Weathertop Witch Kings – 0 – 6
Sarkvia Isélindė – Dead Marshes Uruk-hai – 0 – 3
Takesi Sęvareid – Numenor Kings – 0 – 1
Glonar Rethiel – Weathertop Witch Kings – 0 – 1

September’s Best Hurler in MC Is Gadrienduil

Thursday, October 1st, 2037
Thubis Gadrienduil has been around the league long enough to know that relievers are often overlooked. That has never stopped him from doing what he does best — and he did it extremely well in September and stole away with the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award.

The Hops bullpen ace collected 11 saves and 13 strikeouts in 14 innings, holding the opposition to a .283 average and posting a 1.93 ERA and a 2-0 record.

Gadrienduil has 48 saves this year. In 74 relief appearances he has tossed 77.2 innings, fanned 66, and given up 23 walks with a 8-2 record. The Misty Mountain reliever has recorded a 1.74 ERA and allowed the opposition to hit .243 when he is on the mound.

MC Honors Foriand, #1 Batter in September

Thursday, October 1st, 2037
Issth Foriand battered Mordor Conference pitchers all September 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 28 games, Foriand hit .380 with 10 home runs, 26 RBIs and scored 21 runs.

Foriand has collected 182 hits for the Hops this year, 37 of them home runs. He has also netted 137 RBIs and scored 103 runs while batting .324.

Big Bat Pays Off, Foriand Player of the Week

Monday, September 7th, 2037
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 .550 while collecting 11 hits in 20 at-bats, 5 home runs and 11 RBIs.

This year Foriand has hit at a .324 clip with 122 RBIs, 32 home runs and 88 runs scored.

Foriand Punishes MC Pitchers This Week

Monday, July 27th, 2037
Issth Foriand is respected by most Misty Mountain Hops fans for his no-frills style of play. The 32-year-old first baseman went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .467 average (14-for-30) with 2 home runs, 9 RBIs and 7 runs scored.

Hitting .331 to date, Foriand has 21 home runs and 89 RBIs. He has played in 96 games.