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Isengard Wins 2041 Return of the King Series!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2041
A celebratory mood filled the air as the Isengard Raiders closed out the season with a 4-3 victory over the Old Forest Merry Fellows at Shire Greens Stadium to capture the Return of the King Series, 4-3.

Giving the Merry Fellows credit for a hard-fought series, Raiders players said they believed throughout the postseason that their “destiny” was to be crowned Tolkien Baseball champions.

“We felt like this was our year all season long,” said shortstop Ragnar *Stonecutter III, who was named series MVP. “It was our destiny to win it and we did.”

It was the 3rd in franchise history. During the Mordor Conference Troll Division regular season Isengard put up a 101-61 record and finished first.

“They’re the champions and they deserve it,” said a dejected Old Forest manager Thigol Elruldor. “We played good ball, they just played better than us.”

Merry Fellows Even With Raiders After Home Win

The Old Forest Merry Fellows and the Isengard Raiders will take the Return of the King Series to a decisive 7th game. In a must-win situation today, the Merry Fellows beat the Raiders 7-6 at Shire Greens Stadium to force the series into what will essentially be a one-game playoff. Old Forest first baseman Diador Elrailbo was named player of the game in the win after he went 2-4 with a double, while adding 2 RBI and scoring once.

Old Forest designated hitter Vogush Elephantdicer contributed to the cause with a double in the bottom of the fifth. For the game, Elephantdicer was 2-4 with a double.

“I was able to barrel up some pitches,” said Elrailbo.

Game 7 is set to be played tomorrow at Shire Greens Stadium. Slated to start are Diador Arwaun for Isengard and Bulbo Moss for Old Forest.

Pivotal Game 5 Goes to Host Raiders, 7-2

The Isengard Raiders moved to within one game of the Round 5 today, downing the visiting Old Forest Merry Fellows at Orthanc Stadium by a score of 7-2. Raiders right-hander Grailas Limke was named player of the game after a strong outing in which he threw 8 innings of 3-hit ball. The win gives the Raiders a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-7 Return of the King Series.

Limke, the Isengard right-hander, went 8 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits. He collected 5 strikeouts.

“It’s a mindset,” said Limke. “Just trying to do your job, trying to be consistent.”

Game 6 is set to be played Monday at Shire Greens Stadium. Slated to start are Gigdish Toothkicker for the Isengard Raiders and Galugol Eliolas for the the Old Forest Merry Fellows.

Raucous Orthanc Stadium Crowd Propels Raiders to 8-2 Victory; Series Tied at 2

At 36, Edmund Boroden knows he may not have many playoff appearances left, so he was determined to make it memorable. Mission accomplished.

The Isengard Raiders reliever came in in relief and pitched to 19 batters to help his club get past the Old Forest Merry Fellows, 8-2, in Game 4 of the Return of the King Series at Orthanc Stadium today. Boroden took player of the game honors for his performance. With the win, Isengard moves into a 2-2 tie in the best-of-7 series.

Arwowyn Galindil, the Isengard third baseman, contributed a run-scoring single in the bottom of the first inning to make the score 2-0, Raiders. For the game, Galindil was 2 for 3 with 2 singles and was hit by a pitch.

“We played a good game and came out on top,” said Galindil.

The next game is set to be played tomorrow at Orthanc Stadium. The scheduled starters for the game are Vasanthi Brodrick for Old Forest and Grailas Limke for Isengard.

Merry Fellows, Raiders Play 14 to Settle Game 3, Old Forest Now Leads Series 2-1

With left fielder Gandeaden Elreodriel leading the charge, the Old Forest Merry Fellows got past the Isengard Raiders, 4-3, in extra innings in Game 3 of the Return of the King Series today. Elreodriel was 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and 2 walks at Orthanc Stadium as Old Forest managed to take to a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Old Forest needed the clutch hitting of Guggek Hammerarm to notch the win. The right fielder hammered a solo home run in the top of the 14th inning to put the Merry Fellows on top, 4-3. For the game, Hammerarm had 1 home run and 1 single in 2 at-bats.

“One win at a time, one game at a time. We try not to get too far ahead of ourselves,” Elreodriel told the Old Forest Daily.

Game 4 is scheduled for tomorrow at Orthanc Stadium. Slated to start are Bulbo Moss for the Old Forest Merry Fellows and Diador Arwaun for the the Isengard Raiders.

Raiders Clip Merry Fellows 5-4 in Return of the King Contest

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.

Elephantdicer, Old Forest Start Return of the King Series Strong with Home Win

The Old Forest Merry Fellows started the Return of the King Series in style today, downing the visiting Isengard Raiders at Shire Greens Stadium by a score of 7-5 to stake an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Merry Fellows designated hitter Vogush Elephantdicer was named player of the game after he went 2-2 with 2 singles and 2 walks, while adding 2 RBI and scoring once.

In the bottom of the seventh, Old Forest right fielder Ferdinand Greenthumb had a productive at-bat. With the bases loaded and two out, Greenthumb stroked a 2-run single to center. It made the score 7-4, Old Forest. For the game, he went 2-5 with 2 singles, while adding 2 RBI.

“We’re happy,” Elephantdicer told reporters after the win. “When you’re in the playoffs, you’ve got to treat every game like it could be your last.”

Game 2 is set to be played tomorrow at Shire Greens Stadium. Slated to start are Gigdish Toothkicker for the Isengard Raiders and Vasanthi Brodrick for the the Old Forest Merry Fellows.

Isengard Takes Two Towers Series in Deciding Game

Saturday, October 26th, 2041
Isengard Raiders won a nail-biting series against the Misty Mountain Hops 4-3, wrapping up the Two Towers Series finale 3-2 at Orthanc Stadium.

Raiders shortstop Ragnar *Stonecutter III was named the series MVP.

He batted .360, drove in 5 runs and scored 4 to lead Isengard into the next round of play.

“Ragnar was real solid for us, real solid,” said Raiders manager Golmazh Headgobber. “I normally say I’d like to have nine of him out there, but thankfully we got by with just one this time.”

The Isengard Raiders will play against the Old Forest Merry Fellows in the next round. Old Forest won their series against the Bree Cheese 4 games to 1. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes..

Hops Even With Raiders After Extra-Innings Win

The Misty Mountain Hops and the Isengard Raiders will take the Two Towers Series to a decisive 7th game. Facing a must-win situation at Orthanc Stadium today, the Hops beat the Raiders 4-2 in extra innings to force the series into what will essentially be a one-game playoff. Misty Mountain right-hander Kate Hilldweller was named player of the game in the win after a strong outing in which she threw 7 innings of 3-hit ball.

Hilldweller was in the zone all game. She frustrated Isengard hitters while giving the Hops 7.2 innings of quality work. Hilldweller threw 99 pitches, allowing 3 hits and getting 6 punchouts.

“Throwing strikes was the main thing,” Hilldweller said.

Old Forest Advances to Return of the King Series

Thursday, October 24th, 2041
The Return of the King Series hopes remain strong for the Old Forest Merry Fellows.

The team tonight eliminated the Bree Cheese with a 5-2 win, to capture the Two Towers Series 4-1.

“We’re rolling now,” said Giden Eladriewen, who was named series MVP. “The pitchers are pitching, hitters are hitting, look out. I expect us to pick our game up to another level in the Return of the King Series.”

The standout offensive performance from Eladriewen included a .350 batting average, .458 on-base percentage, 2 home runs, 3 RBI and 6 runs scored.

The Old Forest Merry Fellows don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Isengard Raiders – Misty Mountain Hops series. Isengard leads the series 3 games to 2. The Return of the King Series schedule will be announced after the Two Towers Series finishes.