Category: Lothlorien

Misty Mountain Advances to Two Towers Series

Sunday, October 13th, 2041
The Misty Mountain Hops bandwagon is filling up fast, as the team has moved one step closer to winning a Return of the King Series championship.

Misty Mountain downed the Lothlorien Lumberjacks 4-2 tonight at Celebrant Field, to take the Fellowship Series 4-1.

“It seems much more real now and we’re really starting to realize we’ve got a great shot at this thing,” said Cuugush McKeown, who was named series MVP. “When we play our best we’re as good as anybody in the Tolkien Baseball.”

For the series, McKeown had 6 hits for .333, with a .368 on-base percentage. He had 3 home runs, 6 RBI and scored 4 runs.

The Misty Mountain Hops don’t know who they will face in the next round. They will play the winner of the Isengard Raiders – Dagorlad Disaster series. Isengard leads the series 3 games to 1. The Two Towers Series schedule will be announced after the Fellowship Series finishes.

Nondel Blasts Hops, Lumberjacks Take Game 4, 5-2

On the verge of being swept and facing a red-hot Misty Mountain Hops team, the Lothlorien Lumberjacks had a tough assignment. Myrthor Nondel delivered.

The Lumberjacks left fielder was unstoppable for the visitors, as he hit 2 home runs in guiding his club to its first victory of the series, 5-2. Nondel, 33, was named player of the game for his efforts. The win means Lothlorien now trails 3-1 in the best-of-7 series.

One significant at-bat for Lothlorien came with a runner on 1st in the bottom of the third. Lumberjacks right fielder Aelieyeeva Iselinde hit a 2-run home run, which helped Lothlorien go on to win.

Nondel said the win provided a “big morale boost” for the team. “There’s a good feeling in the clubhouse right now.”

Allaverdian Handcuffs Lumberjacks, Hops Seize 3-0 Advantage in Fellowship Series

The Misty Mountain Hops got an exceptional performance from starter Veljko Allaverdian, who silenced the Lothlorien offense en route to a 8-0 shutout win in Game 3 of the Fellowship Series today. The Lumberjacks could never get a bead on the right-handed Allaverdian, who threw 8 innings of shutout ball to earn player of the game honors. The Hops now hold a 3-0 advantage in the best-of-7 series.

The Lumberjacks had trouble solving Allaverdian, who surrendered no earned runs on 5 hits over 8 innings.

“Getting the win feels nice,” said Allaverdian. “More importantly, I had a good game.”

Mandragger, Hops Sink Lumberjacks Again in Game 2

Riding the 2-hit performance of center fielder Tobdakh Mandragger, the Misty Mountain Hops stopped the visiting Lothlorien Lumberjacks, 5-4, in Game 2 of the Fellowship Series today. Mandragger was 2 for 4 with a home run, while adding 2 RBI and scoring once for the Hops, who now lead the best-of-7 series, 2 games to 0.

Mandragger contributed a productive at-bat in the bottom of the second. With a runner on 2nd, he hit a 2-run home run. It was one at-bat among others that helped Misty Mountain get the win.

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

Fellowship Series Game 1 Victory for Rödinger and Misty Mountain

The Misty Mountain Hops started the Fellowship Series in style today, downing the visiting Lothlorien Lumberjacks at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras by a score of 6-5 to stake an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Hops right-hander Zoello Rödinger was named player of the game after he threw 7 innings of 4-hit ball.

Tobdakh Mandragger produced at a critical juncture for Misty Mountain. It happened in the bottom of the eighth with Asta Ipyllasc on the mound and Misty Mountain leading 5-3. That’s when the 28-year old center fielder Mandragger grounded out, driving in 1 run.

“Every team in baseball loses,” Lumberjacks manager Bart Hawks said. “We’re in the playoffs and we still have the same guys that got us here. We’ll bounce back.”

Lumberjacks Win Tight Mordor Conference Goblin Division Race

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2041
Members of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks say they are “100 percent focused” on bringing the first Return of the King Series championship to their organization.

“It’s all you think about and all you play for,” said closer Rubgorg Daggerkicker. “That’s what would mean the most.”

The Lumberjacks have accomplished an important first step, today clinching the Mordor Conference Goblin Division, with a 83-80 record, for the 13th time.

Star of the Week Awarded in MC

Monday, August 12th, 2041
Joel Elvāviel is respected by most Lothlorien Lumberjacks fans for his no-frills style of play. The 27-year-old shortstop went about his business with vigor last week to grab the Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

He compiled a .375 average (9-for-24) with 3 home runs, 11 RBIs and 7 runs scored.

Currently Elvāviel is batting .238 with 30 home runs, 65 RBIs and 58 runs scored.

Borwick Shuts Out Dol Guldur

Sunday, August 4th, 2041
Iwao Borwick of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks was lights-out in a 1-hit whitewash of the Dol Guldur Dragons.

“I had my good stuff and it went where I wanted it to go,” he told BNN reporters after the contest.

Borwick registered 8 strikeouts and 1 walk in shutting out Dol Guldur, 1-0.

In pitching stats this season Borwick has rung up 7 wins and 5 losses in 21 games. He has an ERA of 2.67 and has fanned 119 batters in 141.1 innings.

Iselinde Week’s Top Player

Monday, July 1st, 2041
Aelieyeeva Iselinde of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks had an outstanding week and today was voted the Player of the Week by the Mordor Conference.

For the week the 27-year-old right fielder batted .643 (9-for-14) with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs.

Iselinde is currently batting .306 with 17 home runs, 45 RBIs and 32 runs scored. He has 79 hits in 258 at-bats.

SGCBL News: The All-Star Game Voting Begins

Monday, May 20th, 2041
“Vote Early and Vote Often”

While that may not be true for elections, that’s the message coming out of the Tolkien Baseball offices for the upcoming All-Star game, scheduled for Tuesday, July 9th, 2041, at Celebrant Field in Lothlorien. The ballots have been released, and everyone can cast your ballot up until a few days before the game, when the final rosters will be released.