Misty Mountain Halts Elreodriel’s Hitting Steak

Friday, May 2nd, 2036
The Hops stopped Gandeaden Elreodriel’s 21-game hitting streak today at Celebrant Field, but they couldn’t stop the Lothlorien Lumberjacks, falling by the score of 4-0.

Elreodriel didn’t get a hit for the first time in weeks, finishing 0-for-4.

“It’s just as well,” Lumberjacks manager Bart Hawks said. “We couldn’t spend the whole season going out of our way not to jinx him.”

Elreodriel is hitting .293 this season with 1 home run, 4 RBIs and 15 runs scored. He has 29 hits in 99 at-bats.

Ravenhill’s Earthmaster Injured, Out of Lineup

Friday, May 2nd, 2036
A blow for Lomli Earthmaster today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 4-5 months with radial nerve compression. Earthmaster suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Ravenhill Darkwings are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Earthmaster’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

For the year Earthmaster has 6 saves. In 11 relief appearances he has hurled 12 innings, fanned 20 and issued 3 walks with a 2-0 record. The Ravenhill reliever has recorded a 0.75 ERA and allowed the opposition to hit .234 when he is on the hill.

*Vaughn Takes MC #1 Pitcher Trophy

Thursday, May 1st, 2036
Veteran Ricky *Vaughn put together quite a successful stretch in April for the Lothlorien Lumberjacks, earning himself the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award.

*Vaughn racked up a 4-0 record in 5 starts, posting a 2.06 ERA over 35 innings and striking out 22.

Shire Conference Names #1 Pitcher in April

Thursday, May 1st, 2036
Garon Paddywhack’s been around the league long enough to appreciate the honor he received today. After going 5-0 in April, the 29-year-old Lake Town hurler has been named Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month.

He fanned 43 in 40.2 innings, logged an ERA of 1.77 and allowed opponents to hit .232 against him.

*Baggins Earns April’s Top Batter Prize in MC

Thursday, May 1st, 2036
Forerunner *Baggins 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 27-year-old *Baggins 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 22 games, *Baggins hit .398 with 6 home runs, 13 RBIs and scored 20 runs.