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    EST. 1989: We are now in our 31st Year and have over 1.056 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 . . . For Tuesday July 16, 2019: “When you are Smart You Don’t Take Chances Because You Fear Failure, When You are Smarter You Take Chances Because You Expect Success” . . . Our Home Page Picture is of Americas High School 3X All District Honoree and Bandit Vince Centeno who joined several Bandit Teammates in bringing the First District Title in Baseball to Americas High School . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: Congratulations to Bandit Coach Armando Femath on his Selection to the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 and His Induction Sunday July 14 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Eastlake High School Head Football Coach and Bandit Coach Ruben Rodriguez on Sunday July 14 . . . “Happy Birthday” to 3X High School All District Player and Bandit Vince Centeno Who Turned 27 on Saturday July 13 . . . “Happy Birthday” To “Lil” Bandit Miguel Salazar Who turned 10 on Tuesday July 9 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Socorro High School All City Player, Lead Off Hitter for the 2009 State Champion Bulldogs and Bandit 2002 National Finalist George Stoltz Who Turned 28 on Sunday July 7 . . . Congratulations to Bandit Coach Ruben Rodriguez Who Was Named Head Football Coach for Eastlake High School . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Hits 1.056 Million Views with 3,653 Hits to our Web Site for the Week Ending Sunday July 14, 2019 . . . 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 3,653 hits to our website this past week ending Sunday July 14, 2019 . . .  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 # 1.056 Million
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 1,o00,000 on Sunday April 9, 2019 . . . 3,653 hits for the week ending Sunday July 14, 2019
  • “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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  • 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"
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About Us

The Bandits 1989-2007

The Bandits started on April 15, 1989 with a team of 10 and under players playing in Boys Baseball of El Paso at Ponder Park. The first group was two months behind every one else in practicing and was basically a group of cast-offs from other teams that had already cut their squads. By July, the group of castoffs – led by 8 year old Champ Hernandez, and two 9 year olds – Josh Kallail and David Fortenbery had won the league championship and advanced to finish 5th in the city’s largest youth baseball program – Boys Baseball of El Paso. That fall the Bandits won the first ever Fall Ball Baseball Championship at Champions Sportsplex going undefeated.

In 1990, the Bandits bolstered by the addition of 9 year olds Aaron Forrister and Brian Franco, 8 year olds Michael Rubio, and Jason Beall, 10 year olds Robert Rubio and Carlos Villareal won the first of many city championships. The Bandits then formed two teams which eventually grew to 7 in all age brackets simultaneously.

In 1993, the Bandits became the first El Paso youth baseball team and the first team from outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex to win the Texas Baseball Classic in Fort Worth.

In 1995 the group began downsizing in accordance with the plan of dissolving by 1998. A turn of events kept the organization active into the year 2007. The organization has never looked back winning more city, tournament, state, regional, and national honors than all the other El Paso youth baseball organizations combined!

In 1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998, 1999 and 2000 they won every single championship for every age division they were entered in regulation baseball.

The 2000 team of became the first team of 13 year olds to win the entire 14 and under division in the history of Champions Sportsplex and Sportspark El Paso and not just the 13 year old division and did so by going undefeated.

The teams claimed National Finalist berths in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

The first graduating class was in 1998 and in 1999 every single Bandit made one of the city All-District lists. The Bandits have played college baseball at schools like the University of Texas, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State, Texas State, Pima Community College, Cal Lutheran, El Paso Community College, UT San Antonio, College of the Southwest, Stephen F. Austin, Navarro Junior College, New Mexico Highlands, Sul Ross State University, St. Mary’s University and other schools in Texas, Indiana and Louisiana. All District, All City, All State, College All Conference, College All American and Professional Draft signees are part of our proud legacy.

We don’t want players who want to play on the best team, we want players who want to make their team the BEST.