Category: Misty Mountain

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.

Walekino Sticks it to MC Pitchers

Monday, April 19th, 2038
It’s always a thrill for fans of the team and students of the game alike when a superstar in the making shows what she’s got. Rona Walekino, the Misty Mountain Hops 24-year-old right fielder, put herself in the spotlight last week making her the clear-cut choice for Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

She ripped 10 hits in 21 at-bats, compiling a .476 average with 6 home runs and 12 RBIs.

MC Player of the Week Named

Monday, April 12th, 2038
It’s always a thrill for fans of the team and students of the game alike when a superstar in the making shows what she’s got. Rona Walekino, the Misty Mountain Hops 24-year-old right fielder, put herself in the spotlight last week making her the clear-cut choice for Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

She ripped 12 hits in 27 at-bats, compiling a .444 average with 5 home runs and 10 RBIs.

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.