They took the series three games to one, behind two excellent outings by Matt Shoemaker and Chris Scholl, plus today's somewhat rocky start by Eddie McKiernan. Now they'll play either Frisco or San Antonio in the finals.
Two interesting bits of trivia here:
Last night, Cody Decker of the San Antonio Missions became the first player to hit two homeruns in a single Texas League playoff game since 1956. This afternoon, Luis "Lucho" Jimenez of the Travelers repeated the same feat in the close-out game of this series.
Also, the Arkansas Travelers have a 14-28 W/L record without Trout in the lineup. But they pulled this series victory out in the end without Trout or Garrett Richards -- a testament to the mettle of the North TL scrubs.