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    EST. 1989: We are now in our 30th Year and have over 796,000 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 . . . Congratulations to Andy Powers, his Parents and his Wife on the Upcoming Opening of DBats-West El Paso in December 2018 Off Osborne and Sunset . . . For Thursday April 26, 2018: “Being successful requires you to do the “Have To’s” before you can do the “Want To’s” . . . “Lil” Bandits Schedule: Practice Thursday April 26 “On the Line” by 5:40 PM @ Emory – Schedule inside Dugout Chatter . . . Our Home Page Picture is of Major League Baseball Player, First Round Draft Selection, University of Texas Longhorns All American and National Champion, High School All City and All District MVP and Bandit Omar Quintanilla . . . 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 Sunday April 22 . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Passes the 750,000 Mark on January 28, 2018; Records Hit 796,000 with 3,279 Hits to our Web Site for the Week Ending Sunday April 22, 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 3,279 hits to our website this past week ending Sunday April 22, 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 # 796,000
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 500,000 on April  14, 2016 and hit # 750,000 on January 28, 2018 . . . 3,279 hits for the week ending Sunday April 22, 2018
  • “BanditBall” 2017: Another season, another Championship
  • "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 . . .
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  • to all our Bandit Parents, Family Members, Players and Coaches - - We were different because you made a difference
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April Bandit Birthdays: “Happy Birthday” Bandit National Finalist Coach Mark Dillon

Bandit Coach Mark Dillon turned 70 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 27 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 26. Eleven 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 26 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!