The Isengard Raiders relied on the hitting of left fielder Erin Pelham to get by the Old Forest Merry Fellows, 5-4, in Game 2 of the Return of the King Series today. For the game, Pelham was 3-3 with 2 doubles and a walk. He scored 2 runs. The clubs are now tied, 1-1.
Isengard needed the clutch hitting of Drigrin Cotton to notch the win. The right fielder hammered a 3-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to put the Raiders on top, 5-3. For the game, Cotton had 1 home run and 1 single in 4 at-bats.
“We played hard and won,” said Pelham. “Sometimes, baseball really is that easy.’
Game 3 is set to be played Thursday at Orthanc Stadium. The scheduled starters for the game are Galugol Eliolas for the Old Forest Merry Fellows and Meriadoc Fieldtender for the the Isengard Raiders.