Bandits:

2553

Opponents:

527

    EST. 1989: We are now in our 30th Year and have over 849,000 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 . . . For Tuesday July 17, 2018: “Positive Words and Thoughts can provide Magic to our Spirit, Negative Words provide Black Magic” . . . Congratulations to Ruben “9’er” Rodriguez who continues his baseball journey playing in the Canadian League with the Swift Current 57s . . . Our Home Page Picture is of Bandit Coach Brian Forrister Who Coached the Bandits to the 1998 High Desert Classic Championship in Albuquerque defeating College All Star Teams and National Select Teams with Bandits who were only Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors in High School . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” to Eastlake High School Coach and Bandit Coach Ruben Rodriguez on Saturday July 14 . . . “Happy Birthday” to High School All District Player and Bandit Vince Centeno Who Turned 26 on Friday July 13 . . . “Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandit Miguel Salazar Who Turned 9 on Monday July 9 . . . “Happy Birthday” to 2009 Socorro State Champion and 2002 Bandit National Finalist George Stoltz Who Turned 27 on Saturday July 7 . . . Congratulations to Coronado High School Graduate and Bandit Josh “9’er” Bombach who was named to the Texas High School Coaches Association All State Academic Team . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Passes the 800,000 Mark on May 3, 2018; Records Hit 849,000 with 6,396 Hits to our Web Site for the Week Ending Sunday July 15, 2018 . . . 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 6,396 hits to our website this past week ending Sunday July 15, 2018 . . .  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 # 849,000
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 500,000 on April  14, 2016 and hit # 800,000 on May 3, 2018 . . . 6,396 hits for the week ending Sunday July 15, 2018
  • “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 and go undefeated in Bracket Play to capture the USSSA Bronze Division Halloween Scream Championship . . . "BanditBall" 2016: "Lil" Bandits play 5 games on Sunday October 30 winning 4 of them and the last 3 in a row including the "if" game 14-6 to capture the USSSA Silver Division Tournament Championship held at Sportspark El Paso . . . "BanditBall"2014: Bandits went undefeated in capturing the Southwest Baseball League Championship . . .
  • “Bandits Hide-out” – – Hit the “Round Up” link
  • at the top of our Home Page to get updates on all of our Bandits including our Pro, College and High School Bandits
  • Quote
  • Thanks to all our Bandit players, coaches, family members and supporters for helping to make this happen. We were different because you made a difference. We are what you allowed us to become, El Paso's best youth baseball organization!
  • On the Bandits Trail
  • Our "Honored" Numbers 4, 7, 9, 10 and 24 and Bandit Logo lead off our Slide Show
  • Thank You
  • to all our Bandit Parents, Family Members, Players and Coaches - - We were different because you made a difference
  • We Pray
  • that our Roots help you find your Wings - - "that God will Fill your Heart with Dreams and that Faith gives you the Courage to Dare to do Great Things"
  • Send us your pictures
  • (in jpg format) for inclusion in our slide show
  • Let us know what you think
  • Hit the "Contact" link and/or sign our Guest Book

Bandit Dugout Chatter: “Lil” Bandits Capture League and Post Season Crowns

Our 2018 “Lil” Bandits: Heaton Hughes, Hampton Hughes, Tre Bombach, Nicholas Capps, Aiden Gutierrez, Carter Salome, Miguel Salazar, Alex Guadian, Julian Esparza; Elias Gonzalez; Noah Ibarra, Nolan Montion, Joseph Annabi, Rhyan Calderon and Matthew Looney 

“Lil” Bandits finish 44-18 for Spring 2018 playing in toughest tournaments 23-16 and toughest League 21-2 and finish as the Sportspark League Regular Season Champions and Post Season Tournament Champions

“Lil” Bandits Finish 21-2  and capture Sportspark League Regular Season and Post Season Tournament Championships for Spring 2018

Game 1 “Lil” Bandits 15 EP Toxic 4

Game 2 “Lil” Bandits 14 EP Braves 0 

Game 3 “Lil” Bandits 19 EP Outsiders 11

Game 4: “Lil” Bandits 16 EP Dodgers 0

Game 5: “Lil” Bandits 15 EP Toxic 4

Game 6: “Lil” Bandits 14 EP Braves 2

Game 7: “Lil” Bandits 17 D Legacy 2

Game 8: “Lil” Bandits 12 Texas Rangers 2

Game 9: Astros 10 “Lil” Bandits 7

Game 10: “Lil” Bandits 16 EP Dodgers 0

Game 11: “Lil” Bandits 12 EP Toxic 10

Game 12: “Lil” Bandits 18 EP Braves 0

Game 13: “Lil” Bandits 13 EP Outsiders 4

Game 14: “Lil” Bandits 13 Astros 3

Game 15: “Lil” Bandits 14 D Legacy 4

Game 16: “Lil” Bandits 21 Texas Rangers 1

Game 17: “Lil” Bandits 10 D Legacy 0 

Game 18: “Lil” Bandits 15 Texas Rangers 1; “Lil” Bandits Capture Regular Season Championship

Post Season Tournament – Game 19: “Lil” Bandits 11 Texas Rangers 1

Post Season Tournament – Game 20: “Lil” Bandits 8 D Legacy 4

Post Season Tournament – Game 21: “Lil” Bandits 14 EP Toxic 6

Post Season Tournament – Game 22: El Paso Toxic 17 “Lil” Bandits 10

Post Season Tournament – Game 23: “Lil” Bandits 17 El Paso Toxic 4; “Lil” Bandits Capture Post Season Tournament Championship

 

“Lil” Bandits go 3-3 in May USSSA King of the Mountain Tournament in Ruidoso NM

“Lil” Bandits go 2-3 in May USSSA Survivor Series Tournament

“Lil” Bandits go 2-1 in April USSSA King of the Turf Tournament in Hobbs NM

“Lil” Bandits go 7-2 in March USSSA NIT Tournament in Las Cruces and reach Finals in Gold Division

“Lil” Bandits go 2-3 in February 2018 USSSA XTreme Tournament

“Lil” Bandits go 3-2 in January 2018 USSSA Winter State Tournament

“Lil” Bandits go 4-2 in Sun City Baseball Classic

“Lil” Bandits Win 2018 Spring Sportspark Regular Season Championship

“Lil” Bandits finished 2017 Fall Play 27-9 with .750 Winning Percentage and win the  Sportspark Regular Season League Championship. USSSA Bronze Halloween Tournament Championship and Second Place in Sportspark Postseason Tournament and October USSSA Tournament Sportspark League Regular Season Champions with a 16-2 Record Sportspark Post Season Tournament Results finish 4-2 and finish 2nd in Sportspark Postseason Tournament  October USSSA Tournament, “Lil” Bandits go 4-3 earn Silver Medals by finishing Second in Bracket Play USSSA Tournament Halloween Scream, “Lil” Bandits go 3-2 earn Gold Medals by winning Bronze Division 2017

2016 Another Bandit Year, Another Bandit Championship: “Lil” Bandits Show The Heart of A Champion and claim the USSSA Silver Division Tournament Championship playing 5 Games on Sunday Oct. 30 and Win the Final 3 including the “if” Championship Game 14-6 earning Championship Rings in their first USSSA Tournament

Coach Charlie Bombach has been coaching youth baseball in El Paso for the past 10 years. He was part of the 2013 staff that resurrected the Bandits to the playing field. He has previously served as a Head Coach as well as an Assistant and has proved knowledgeable and adaptable to serving the needs of young men as they use baseball as a learning vehicle in their life journeys.

Coach Amen Ayoub has coached youth and High School sports for 16 years before  joining the “Lil” Bandits. He coached football, baseball and basketball for Faith Christian Private School growing the program from its infancy, adding and upgrading facilities including fields and lighting for those fields. Coach Amen also was the Athletic Director setting the program’s roots allowing it to elevate to the level of performance as a state competitor that it currently enjoys. All his energies and efforts were done as a Volunteer and at the expense of his personal business pursuits.

Coach Mark Dillon has been with the Bandits since 1992 and was part of the 1998 and 2000 National Finalists. His Son Casey was the first west side player to join the Bandits and played from age 12 to 14. Coach Mark was an Assistant Coach with the first El Paso Community College baseball team. He has also coached offseason High School baseball in Scottsdale Arizona and for Franklin High School and Coronado High School helping the T-Birds in their development for their run to the 1992 Texas High School Final Four. Coach Mark was the shortstop on the 1965 Austin High School Texas High School Final 4 State Semi-Finalist squad.

Congratulations to our 2014 Bandits for going undefeated and capturing the Southwest Baseball League regular season title

Congratulations to our 2014 Bandits for going 8-2 in the USSSA World Series and finishing in second place: Bandit Hector Carbajal, Bandit Kobe Nelms, Bandit Brayden Peterson, Bandit Brandon Lucero, Bandit Andy Kim, Bandit Joshua De La Pena, Bandit Brycen Horn,  Bandit Jeremy Carrillo, Bandit Coach Charlie Bombach, Bandit Matt Guerra, Bandit Josh Bombach, Bandit Coach Hipolito Carrillo, Bandit Coach Mark Dillon and Bandit Coach Larry Hernandez have earned “All IN” Honors

Congratulations to 2014 Bandit Brandon Lucero for getting accepted in the Fall 2014 Class @ Cathedral High School

Congratulations to 2014 Bandit Andy Kim for his leadership and entry in the recent Robotic Competition and for getting accepted into the Medical Science program at Silva Magnet High School

Congratulations to 2014 Bandit Joshua “9’er” Bombach who captured top Honors @ Moorhead Middle School – “Top Boy GPA 8th Grade” & “Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award”

Congratulations to 2014 Bandit Kobe Nelms who won the 2014 Texas State Wrestling Championship

“Thank You” to Milwaukee Brewers Professional Scout Marv Thompson for visiting and speaking with our Bandits at our May 14, 2014 practice. Marv was a captain for the Nationally Ranked University of Arizona Wildcats before signing with the New York Yankees. Following his professional career, Marv went on to direct Doyle Baseball for the Western Region. Marv was hired by current El Paso Chihuahuas Manager Pat Murphy when he was named Head Coach at Arizona State to be the Director of Operations for the Sun Devils. He then became a scout for the Major League Scouting Bureau. He was selected to lead the training for scouts at “Scout School” in Arizona. He then signed as a “Major and Minor League Scout” for the Brewers. He has done advance scouting for the Brewers in their playoff run. He did the advance scouting and game planning for Team USA when they defeated Cuba in Cuba and he has been involved with Coach Larry Hernandez and the Bandits since 1991.