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    EST. 1989: We are now in our 31st Year and have over 1.008 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 April 23, 2019: “Use your History as fuel for your destiny” . . . Our Home Page Picture includes Bandits Aaron “The Original 9’er” Forrister and Champ “The Original Bandit” Hernandez dealing with an overthrow from our Catcher in the Houston National Regionals in 1995 . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” to Bandit 1998 National Finalist Coach Mark Dillon on Monday April 22 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Tommy Valle Who Turned 27 on Good Friday April 19 . . . “Happy Birthday” To Bandit Nathan Pena Who Turned 27 on Tuesday April 9 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Mom Lisa Plummer Who Celebrated Her Birthday on Wednesday April 3 . . . “Happy Birthday” to High School All District Selection and Bandit 2002 National Finalist Matthew “Matty” Ortega Who Turned 28 on Tuesday April 2 . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Hits 1.008 Million Views with 3,303 Hits to our Web Site for the Week Ending Easter Sunday April 21, 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 3,303 hits to our website this past week ending Sunday April 21, 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 # 1,008,000
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 1,o00,000 on Sunday April 9, 2019 . . . 3,303 hits for the week ending Sunday April 21, 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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April Bandit Birthdays: “Happy Birthday” Bandit Coach Mark Dillon Celebrated April 22

Bandit Coach Mark Dillon turned 71 on April 22. Coach Mark was the shortstop and top of the batting order star player for the 1965 Austin High School Panthers squad that went to the Texas High School Final 4 becoming only the second team from El Paso to do so. Coach Mark has helped Bandit teams ranging from age 5 to age 16. He was part of the staff that coached our 1998 National Finalists. His son Casey started playing with the Bandits at age 11. “Case” was the first player from outside East El Paso to play for the Bandits. He was a trailblazer in introducing westside players and Parents to “Banditball”. This all started because of a comment to the effect of, “hey who’s the little piss-ant gringo out there?” Coach Mark’s response was “he’s my little piss-ant, what’s it to you?” Amazing how great things can get started because from then on Coach Mark and “Case” were Bandits. Coach Mark was also the proud owner of the first official “bandit mobile” or the “midnight (blue) express” that wore ruts in I-10 from santa teresa to the plex…  until it fittingly fell victim to some unscrupulous car-snatching banditos. Coach Mark continues to “pay it forward” by coaching our 8-year old “Lil” Bandits in 2018. Thank You for everything Coach and Happy Birthday!

Bandit Matthew “Matty” Ortega turned 28 on April 2. “Matty” was a El Paso All City First Team selection as an outfielder. He was a three year starter for the Montwood Rams. Matt is a member of our 2002 National Finalists and played the outfield, third base, second base and pitched for his Bandit teams. Happy Birthday “Matty”!

Bandit Mom Lisa Plummer celebrates her birthday on April 3. Lisa’s son Trey was a member of our 1997 AABC Texas State Champion, 1998 National Regional Champion and National Finalist team. Her beloved husband Coach Don Plummer was a coach on those highly successful Bandit teams. “Happy Birthday” Lisa!

On April 9 Bandit Nathan Pena turned 27. Thirteen years to the day of his birthday, Nathan was leading the Bandits to a tournament championship in Midland. Nathan caught, pitched and played all three outfield positions for his Bandit teams. In 2006, Nathan shared honors with a Bandit teammate as the “All Clarke” Boy for his eighth grade class. At Clarke, Pena played football, ran track, and played baseball as well as earning various academic honors and accolades. Nathan competed in Football, Baseball and Track at Americas High School. Tremendous bat speed and athletic gifts including outstanding foot speed helped Nathan rise quickly through his athletic career. Nathan was an outstanding teammate and a fierce competitor. We are Proud to have Nathan as a Bandit. Happy Birthday Nathan!

Bandit Tommy Valle turned 27 on April 19. Tommy has many personal interests and over the years studied and learned Karate (just a friendly reminder to his Bandit coaches and teammates); was involved in weight training (as if the Karate thing didn’t get our attention); and taught himself how to play the guitar. He was a solid A/B student in the classroom. By his pursuits, you can tell that he is a very disciplined and focused young man. Valle strives to lead and excel in whatever he pursues and is very conscientious in his approach to his endeavors. Tommy’s quiet exterior masked a fiery competitor on the inside. He graduated from Americas High School and continued his positive life journey at UTEP. Happy Birthday Tommy!