Category: Lothlorien

MC Star of the Week Honored

Monday, May 5th, 2042
Elluin *Engwyn demonstrated his potential to be a star in the game last week and today he took home the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

The Lothlorien first baseman wreaked havoc on opposing pitchers last week, pounding them for a .500 average (13-for-26) with 4 home runs and 6 RBIs on his way to claiming the honor.

Presently *Engwyn is batting .423 and has collected 5 home runs, 13 RBIs, .466 OBP and scored 11 runs.

Lumberjacks Gàndir Injured

Wednesday, March 5th, 2042
When Thaimli Gàndir was hurt against the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai, the Lothlorien Lumberjacks were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 37-year-old reliever suffered shoulder inflammation throwing a pitch in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Gàndir would miss 4 months of the season.

Alarion Elerdel Named GM, Takes Control of Lumberjacks

Monday, December 2nd, 2041
The local media welcomed Alarion Elerdel as the new manager of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks today.

The 64-year-old native of Elven Lands was questioned for several minutes by reporters about his goals and hopes for the club.

Some local media are praising the signing as a good one, while others feel Elerdel is in over his head.

Top MC Reliever Honored

Sunday, November 24th, 2041
Lothlorien Lumberjacks closer Rubgorg Daggerkicker said he loves to come into the game when the outcome is in jeopardy.

He certainly did a good job of impacting his team’s outcomes this season, as he has been named the winner of the 2041 Gwaihir Reliever Award for the Mordor Conference.

“There’s no better feeling than running in from the bullpen with the game on the line and your heart pumping,” Daggerkicker said.

On the season, the Isengard, Orc Lands native had 38 saves in 62 relief appearances, 108 strikeouts in 71 innings and a record of 3 wins and 5 losses to go with his 1.27 ERA.

Arwoma Eowär of the Dagorlad Disaster finished second in voting, while Ardaah Elrymbor of the Minas Morgul Slayers finished third.

Lothlorien’s Brandybuck Snags Gandalf Pitcher Award

Sunday, November 24th, 2041
Asphodel Brandybuck of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks was in command and couldn’t do much wrong when he was on the mound this season. His outstanding 21-10 won-lost mark and 2.69 ERA were big factors in his winning the 2041 Mordor Conference Gandalf Pitcher Award.

In 264 innings of work and 34 starts, Brandybuck struck out 227 while giving up 224 hits and 30 walks. He held opposing batters to a .228 average.

Phaibis the Iron Monger of the Lothlorien Lumberjacks finished second in voting, while Till Underhill of the Weathertop Witch Kings finished third.

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.”