EST. 1989: #El Paso STRONG – Strength in Faith and Strength of Character . . . We are now in our 32nd Year and have over 1.194 Million Views to our Bandit Web Site . . . Bandit Baseball Mission Statement: Growing Great Men, One Little Boy at a Time . . . Bandit Core Values: My Faith, My Family, My Team, My Self . . . Bandit Core Priorities: Academics, Attitude, Ability, Strength in Faith and Strength of Character . . . For Thursday February 27, 2020: “Being successful requires you to do the “Have To’s” before you can do the “Want To’s” . . . Our Home Page Picture is of 2X Consecutive 6A High School State Champion 2019 & 2018, 3X Consecutive 6A Final 4 State Finalist 2019, 2018 & 2017 Southlake Carroll Head Baseball Coach Larry Vucan Who Was Coached by Coach Larry Hernandez as a 13 – 14 Year Old and Brings His Dragons to Play in El Paso as Part of his Effort to Assist #El Paso Strong . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandit Brock Henthorne Who turned 10 on Wednesday February 26 . . . Happy Anniversary to Marcella and Bandit Coach Charlie Bombach on Tuesday February 25 . . . “Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandit Jacob Monge Who Turned 10 on Sunday February 23 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Pro Draft Selection and Bandit 2000 National Finalist Jared Schrom Who Turned 33 on Sunday February 23 . . . “Happy Birthday” to High School All City & All District Honoree and Bandit Lance Gruber Who Turned 28 on Thursday February 20 . . . In Memoriam “Happy Birthday” to Coach Don Plummer on Thursday February 20 . . . “Happy Birthday” to College All Conference Honoree, College Academic Honoree, Junior College All Conference Honoree, 2-Sport High School All City & All District Selection and Bandit Jacob Aguilar Who Turned 24 on Tuesday February 18 . . . “Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandits Mom Kim Capps on Sunday February 16 . . . “Happy Birthday” to the “Original” Bandit’s Daughter Audrey Lauren Hernandez Who Touched Double Digits on Saturday February 15 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandits Mom Gaby “Stix” Hernandez on Thursday February 13 . . . “Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandits Mom Melissa Monge . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Niece Victoria “10’er” Gasca Hernandez Who Turned 17 on Monday February 10 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Los Angeles Angels Pro Draft Choice, High School All State Honoree and Bandit Michael “Mike” Bolaski Who Turned 28 on Wednesday February 5 . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Hits 1.194 Million Views with 3,563 Hits on our Web Site for the Week Ending Sunday February 23, 2020 . . . Hit “Inside the Diamond” for stories on our Bandits and our Bandit Families . . .
  • "We Pray that our Roots help you find your Wings - - that God will Fill your Heart with Dreams and that Faith will give you the Courage to Dare to do Great Things" . . . Thank you we had 3,563 hits to our website this past week ending Sunday February 23, 2020 . . .  Check out "Inside the Diamond" for updates on our Bandits including our newest team, Pro Bandits, College Bandits, High School Bandits and our Bandit Family
  • “Thank You” our Bandit web site records hit # 1.194 Million
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 1,000,000 on Sunday April 9, 2019 . . . 3,563 hits for the week ending Sunday February 23, 2020
  • “BanditBall” 2018: Another season, another Championship
  • "BanditBall 2018: "Lil" Bandits go 21-2 and capture Sportspark Regular Season and Post Season Tournament Championships "BanditBall" 2017: "Lil" Bandits go 16-2 and capture Sportspark Regular Season Championship "BanditBall" 2016: "Lil" Bandits win the last 3 in a row including the "if" game 14-6 to capture the USSSA Silver Division Tournament Championship "BanditBall" 2014: Bandits went undefeated in capturing the Southwest Baseball League Championship . . .
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1998, 2000 & 2002 Bandit Champions

Our Bandit 1998 and 2000 National Finalists, Bandit 3X National Regional Champions, Bandit 4X Texas State Champions, a Team which Won 471 Games while losing only 62 from 1997 to 2000 in Spring and Fall Ball Play including winning 104 Games while losing 13 in Spring 2000, winning 94 and losing only 8 Games in Spring 1999; went 16-0 in capturing the 14 and Under Sportspark League as 13 Year Olds in 2000, they played in every Tournament Championship they entered from 1997 to 2000 except for 1 time in Steamboat Springs Colorado in 1999, 10 Players Pitched, 5 Players Rotated as Catchers, All 12 were “I Bit the Dirt” Infielders and 7 were “Sky Kings” in the Outfield, 5 Earned High School National Honor Society Membership, All 12 Earned High School All District Honors, 5 Were All City Selections, 2 Were All District MVP’s, 1 Was an All City MVP, 8 Players Went On to Play College Baseball, 1 Was Drafted to Play Pro Baseball, 1 Was a 3X Big 12 All Conference Player, 1 Coached at the University of Oklahoma, 1 is a State Trooper, 1 is a Police Officer, 4 are High School Coaches and All are Tremendous Young Men Who as a Neighborhood Team from Primarily the Hanks/Montwood Area Captured National Honors repeatedly against State Wide Select Teams from throughout the United States, No One Outworked Them, No One Broke Their Spirit and No One Has Matched What this Group of Neighborhood Kids committed to Become – – Not only the Best in El Paso or Texas But Consistently the Best in the USA

The 2002 team finished with the most wins in one year, 95-19 and in 2nd place in the nation by finishing in 2nd place at the Super Series Baseball of America 11 and Under World Series in Arkansas. We went undefeated in pool play at the World Series and our only two losses were by one run to the team that won the championship from Chez Sydney, Louisiana. The Championship game went 11 innings and lasted 4 hours. The year began with a tournament championship in San Antonio, Texas, in which the Bandits defeated 3 state ranked teams. During the year we defeated the Texas State Champions, the Louisiana State Champions and the 2001 National Champions.

Season Highlights: Won the USSSA Texas State Championship; won the Super Series Regional Championship in San Antonio, Texas; won the USSSA Regional Championship in Hobbs, New Mexico & in Midland, Texas; won local tournaments and the Sportspark championship.