Category: Misty Mountain

Hops’ Fan Favorite, Walekino, Gets Engaged

Friday, February 14th, 2042
Rona Walekino has been known as an engaging sort ever since joining the Misty Mountain Hops, but the fun-loving right fielder took that to a new level this week. Walekino, 28 , proposed to her long-time girlfriend on the Weathertop Tower, surprising her with a ring she’d brought from the Lonely Mountain as part of a master plan she managed to keep secret for months.” I had this planned for quite a while,” said Walekino.

“Once I heard we were going to tour the country as a team, I figured it was a pretty cool opportunity. Then SGCBL heard about it and stepped in and rolled out the red carpet for us and it was just awesome.” Walekino told her girlfriend that they were going on a tour and needed to get dressed up. Tolkien Baseball provided a fake “tour guide” who led the couple around, while Walekino waited for the perfect moment.

“When I got down on one knee and asked her, she didn’t answer at first,” she said. “I’d instilled in her that we’d be close to 40 when that would happen, so she was pretty shocked. But after 5-10 seconds, she finally gave me an answer, which of course was yes. I couldn’t be happier.” The hyperactive Walekino thought of everything on this one, even realizing she shouldn’t trust herself to bring the engagement ring with her while abroad.

“One of the smartest things I ever did was give that thing to Tarechorion (*Gomdrol),” Walekino said, “because I figured if anybody was going to lose it, he could afford it.”

Star SP the Dapper Settles on Misty Mountain

Sunday, February 2nd, 2042
Crispus the Dapper took the Hops up on their lucrative $132,000,000 deal today, ending speculation on which baseball metropolis he would call home next year.

But the signing came at too high a price, say longtime fans who think the club is too focused on players whose prime years have passed them by.

During his career the Dapper has a 45-42 won-lost record with a 3.86 ERA.

Agreement Reached: Glénduil to Play for Misty Mountain

Friday, January 10th, 2042
Misty Mountain announced the signing of reliever Baldo Glénduil earlier today, ending speculation on who they would acquire to fill the void at that position.

Glénduil will earn $2,720,000 per year, and will be with the club for 1 year.

Glénduil has accumulated a 28-20 lifetime record. He has 259 strikeouts in 378.2 innings and has made 255 appearances, recording 5 career saves and putting up a 3.66 ERA.

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.

Misty Mountain Wins to Cut Isengard Lead to 3-2

Facing a must-win scenario, the Misty Mountain Hops ran up the score on the Isengard Raiders in a surprisingly easy 9-2 win. Though the Hops got production from their entire lineup, player of the game honors went to pitcher Zoello Rödinger, who threw 7 innings allowing 2 runs. The blowout win cuts the series deficit for the Hops to 3-2.

In the bottom of the fifth inning with two out, Misty Mountain catcher Nicholas Bridger hit a 2-run double. It made the score 3-0, Hops. For the day, Bridger went 1 for 2 with a double and 2 walks. He drove in 2 runs and scored once.

“The vibe’s good,” said Misty Mountain manager Lona Headstrong. “We’ve got to keep it going.”

Misty Mountain Wins at Home to Narrow Series Deficit to 3-1

Cotman Kendrick knew he couldn’t win the series for the Misty Mountain Hops. Down 3-0, it would take a lot more than one start. The best he could do, he figured, was prevent a sweep and give the Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras faithful a good time. Check and check.

The Misty Mountain right-hander threw a complete game shutout against the red-hot Isengard Raiders to get the Hops on the board in the series, striking out 6 along the way. The Hops will be looking to keep the momentum the next time the teams meet. With the 8-0 win, Misty Mountain now trails 3-1 in the best-of-7 series.

The Raiders had trouble solving Kendrick, who surrendered no earned runs on 5 hits over 9 innings.

“I’ll be honest,” said Kendrick. “I was running on fumes at the end.”

Raiders Win, Move to Within 1 Game of Return of the King Series

Riding the 4-hit performance of center fielder Terra Stonecrown, the Isengard Raiders got a road win against the Misty Mountain Hops, 7-2, in Game 3 of the Two Towers Series today. Stonecrown was 4 for 5 with a double and 3 singles, while adding 2 RBI and scoring once for the Raiders, who now lead the best-of-7 series, 3 games to 0.

Stonecrown had a big at-bat with runners on 1st and 2nd in the top of the sixth inning, when he hit a run-scoring single. The Raiders went on to win.

Stonecrown called the win “a collective effort.”

Arwaun Handcuffs Hops, Raiders Seize 2-0 Advantage in Two Towers

Leave it to the veteran.

The Isengard Raiders got a great start from 34-year-old right-hander Diador Arwaun, who earned player of the game honors today as Isengard won the contest 5-2 at Orthanc Stadium. Arwaun threw 7 innings of 6-hit ball in the win, which allowed the Isengard to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Rukak the Seer struck a blow for the Raiders in the bottom of the seventh when he hit a 2-run home run. It put his team ahead, 3-2. For the game, the Seer went 1 for 1 with a home run. He drove in 2 runs and scored once.

“They say the first rule of the playoffs is to win the home games,” Arwaun said afterward. “It feels nice, but it is kind of what we were supposed to do.”

Raiders Rally Past Hops to Claim 1-0 Series Lead

The Isengard Raiders powered past the visiting Misty Mountain Hops, 6-5, in the opener of the Two Towers Series at Orthanc Stadium today. Isengard shortstop Ragnar *Stonecutter III went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double. He scored 2 times and drove in 2, to lead the charge. The Raiders now lead the series 1-0.

The clutch at-bat came in the bottom of the ninth inning, when Isengard second baseman Norihide Dores, facing Ogguk Derrokicker, had a run-scoring sacrifice fly. It gave the Raiders the 6-5 win.

“Exhilarating win,” said *Stonecutter III.