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    EST. 1989: #El Paso STRONG . . . We are now in our 31st Year and have over 1.080 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 . . . #El Paso STRONG – Strength in Faith and Strength in Character . . . For Friday August 23, 2019: “If you coach your team and they finish last, people call you an idiot; if you are in medical school and you finish last in your Class, people call you Doctor” . . . Our Home Page Picture is of our 2000 Texas State Champions, National Regional Champions and National Finalist Bandit Squad including Dillon Smith standing in the Center Back Row with Eyeglasses . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” to Texas High School All State Player and Bandit Louie Saenz Who Turned 30 on Friday August 9 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit and Socorro Bulldog State Champion Jessiray Navarette Who Turned 30 on Thursday August 8 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Coach Hector Rubio on Monday August 5 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Joaquin “Bam Bam” Bombach Who Celebrated his 5th Birthday on Sunday August 4 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Danny Ramirez Who Turned 26 on Friday August 2 . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Hits 1.080 Million Views with 4,318 Hits to our Web Site for the Week Ending Sunday August 18, 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 4,318 hits to our website this past week ending Sunday August 18, 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 # 1.080 Million
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 1,o00,000 on Sunday April 9, 2019 . . . 4,318 hits for the week ending Sunday August 18, 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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Bandits August Birthdays: “On Deck” Bandit 2000 National Finalist Dillon Smith Turns 33

Bandit Dillon Smith turns 33 on August 24. Dillon was an All City and All District player at Eastwood High School where he pitched and played both corner infield spots. Smith was a middle reliever and mid-week starter for the New Mexico State Aggies. Dillon was named to the All WAC Academic team in 2007. We are Proud of Dillon not only as a baseball player but also for the young man he has become. He played with the Bandits as a 13 and 14 year old. He is a member of our 2000 National Finalist. He was coached by Larry Hernandez as a 13 year old and his dad Danny Smith as a 14 year old. He made a 27 month commitment to the Peace Corps in Gambia, Africa in his life journey. Happy Birthday Dillon!

Bandit Oscar Gonzalez turns 25 on August 26. Oscar played two Fall and Spring seasons with the Bandits. He played second base, third base, pitched and all three outifield positions. Oscar was a member of the Montwood High School Rams’ District Championship and “Sweet 16” playoff team. Happy Birthday Oscar!

August 26: Bandits Jason and Justin Luna turn 33. The Luna twins are both members of our 1998 and 2000 National Finalists. Both were All-City and All District players in both football and baseball at Riverside High School. Both played college baseball; Jason at Navarro Junior College and Justin at El Paso Community College and Sul Ross University. Justin is now a member of El Paso’s finest serving with the Police Department. Jason is a member of the Department of Public Safety serving as a State Trooper. Both of our Luna’s are proud Dads now. Happy Birthday Justin and Jason!

August 27: “Lil” Bandit Nicholas Capps turns 10 on August 27. Nicholas played Spring T-Ball and Fall Coach Pitch with the “Lil” Bandits starting in 2015. He played three years with the “Lil” Bandits.  “Happy Birthday” Nicholas.

August 28: Bandit Josh Avalos turns 28. In 2010, Josh played a major role for the Americas High School Trailblazers who captured the first baseball district championship in school history. Selected to the EPCC Summer League All Star team in 2007 as a Bandit. Josh played as a 12, 13, 14 and 15 year old with the Bandits. His Bandit teams won Playoff and League championships. Josh pitched, played shortstop, third base and the outfield for his Bandit teams. He was a top offensive force in the line-up and top of the rotation starting pitcher. Happy Birthday Josh!

August 28: Bandit Brandon “10’er” “Pops” Lucero turns 19. Brandon filled the clean-up batting spot for our Southwest Baseball League undefeated champions. Lucero had a tenacious, “bull dog” approach on the mound always pitching to his last ounce of energy with a top effort. Lucero was a dependable “plus” bat and a run producing machine for the offense. He played both corner infield spots as well as catcher and pitcher on defense. “Happy Birthday” Brandon.

August 2: Bandit Danny Ramirez turned 26. Danny played for two years on the Bandits as an 11 and 12 year old. Danny played pitcher, catcher and both corner infield spots. He usually batted either 3, 4, or 5 in the batting order. Danny earned 4 varsity letters playing for the Del Valle High School baseball squad.

Bandit Coach Hector Rubio hits his late “60’s” on August 5. He coached the Bandits starting our first Fall Season in 1989 and coached until 1998. He and his late wife Fabie provided 3 Bandit players which is the most of any single Family in our history. Hector is generous to a fault and continues to be a loving Father and Grandfather to his boys: Christopher, Robert and Michael and their children. Happy Birthday Hector!

Bandit Jessiray Navarrette turned 30 on August 8. Known as “Scooter” in his Bandit days and later known as “Dirtbag” he has always been the center of attention and his character had a prominent role in the movie 21 Outs. Navarrette was part of history helping to lead his Socorro Bulldogs to the first El Paso High School State baseball championship in 60 years. He caught, played both middle infield positions and third base for his Bandit teams. Jessiray was the starting catcher for the 2009 Class 5A State Champion Socorro Bulldogs. Navarrette led his team with a .509 batting average, knocked in 49 RBIs and was second on the team behind Bandit and Socorro teammate Cory Falvey in home runs (12) and third in doubles (13). He was named to the Texas High School All State team. Happy Birthday Jessiray!

Bandit Louie Saenz turned 30 on August 9. Louie finished his college baseball career playing for New Mexico Highlands earning All Conference honors hitting .349 with 3 home runs and 52 RBI and leading the team in runs scored and doubles. He was a three year letterman at Socorro High School where he was a member of 3 District Championship teams, 3 Bi-District Championship teams and three Regional Finalist teams. Louie was named to the 2008 Texas High School All State First Team. He is a member of our Bandit 2003 Texas State Championship squad. He is one of our Bandits to be named to the Texas High School All State squad. In 2012, Louie was named “Collegiate Player of the Year” by the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame following a stellar All Conference senior season at New Mexico Highlands. Happy Birthday Louie!