Category: Misty Mountain

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.

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