The Dustdevils are in their 2nd ever heartland Conference tournament and have been honored by putting two of their players on the All-Conference 1st team. Pitcher Abdel Rivera was one of only four starting pitchers chosen after going 9-2 with an era of 2.04. Third baseman Alex Salas was the other Dustdevil making the cut, as he led the team in batting average hitting .313 with 23 RBI and 22 runs scored. Three TAMIU players were given gold gloves for their excellence on defense with pitcher Jerry Hawkins, catcher Sean Smeadly and center fielder Jeff Anderson all awarded.
Today was the opening round of the Heartland Conference tournament and the Dustdevils took an early 1-0 lead on top seeded St. Marys but that's all the offense they could muster. TAMIU falls 5-1 this afternoon, meaning they will take on Arkansas Fort-Smith tomorrow at noon in a loser out game.