Northwest Arkansas has reached the playoffs in each of its first two seasons. The franchise moved to Springdale, Arkansas in 2008 from Wichita, Kansas, and has been the AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals since 1995. The franchise won two TL titles in Wichita (1987 and 1992), and the Wranglers also reached the championship series in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2006.
The Midland Cubs shared the TL championship with the Lafayette (LA) Drillers in 1975 when rain wiped away the deciding game. The Angels fell to the Shreveport Captains (4-1) in the 1995 title series and the 2005 RockHounds captured the only outright title to date, defeating Arkansas, 3-1, in 2005. The 2006 RockHounds also reached the playoffs, the franchise's only back-to-back post-season appearances.
TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES PITCHING PROBABLES
Game 1 - Tuesday, September 15th
Game 2 - Wednesday, September 16th
Game 3 - Friday, September 18th (7:15 PM)
Game 4 - Saturday, September 19th (1:05 PM)
Game 5 - Sunday, September 20th (6:00 PM)
Games 1 and 2 are in Midland. Games 3-5 are scheduled in Northwest Arkansas.
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