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    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 . . .
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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!
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Bandit July Birthdays: “Happy Birthday” Bandit Coach Ruben Rodriguez

July 13: Bandit Vince Centeno turned 26. Vince was named to the All District 1-5A team 3 times as a third baseman for Americas High School. Centeno gained honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons for the Trail Blazers. He was an intregral part of helping Americas High School to their first baseball district championship in school history. “Vinnie” was a 4 year varsity starter and signed a college agreement to continue his baseball journey after high school. Vince was a pitcher, shortstop, catcher and third baseman for his Bandit Championship squads. Happy Birthday Vince!

July 14: Coach Ruben Rodriguez reaches deeper into his 30’s this year. Coach Ruben helped coach Bandit teams for 2 and 1/2 seasons. Tournament championships were won in El Paso and throughout the State of New Mexico. He is responsible for introducing the Omaha Nebraska tournament and having our Bandits witness a College World Series in person. Happy Birthday Coach Ruben!

July 23: “Lil” Bandit Aiden Gutierrez turns 9. Aiden is in his third year playing with the “Lil” Bandits.  “AG” as he is affectionately called played catcher and outfield and hit in the middle of the order for his Bandit teams. “Happy Birthday” Aiden!

July 7: Bandit George Stoltz turned 27. On June 13, 2009, he was part of history as he helped lead his Socorro Bulldogs to the first El Paso High School State Championship in 60 years. In 2009, Stoltz suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in a tournament in Houston while pitching. That did not stop George as he earned First Team Honors in 1-5A as a designated hitter while having to wear a brace on his injured wing. In June 2008, George was named “Defensive Player of the Year” for District 1-5A. Stoltz was also a starter on Socorro’s football team playing in the secondary for the Bulldogs. Coach George returned from Iraq in time to share in his Son’s extremely memorable senior season which saw him earn All District honors in two varsity sports. George played three seasons with the Bandits and is a member of our 2002 National Finalist. George batted lead off for his Bandit teams as he did for his high school team. He also played primarily at third base and saw time as a second base, shortstop and pitcher. A documentary was made of the 2009 Socorro Bulldogs’ championship journey. As the lead off hitter for the Texas State Championship squad, George played a prominent role. Stoltz led off the semi-final game against Austin Westlake with a first pitch double to the right center field fence setting the tone for a championship final appearance. Happy Birthday George!

July 9: “Lil” Bandit Miguel Salazar turned 9. Miguel played on our “Lil” Bandit 8U team which competed in the 8U Coach Pitch Sportspark League and was a part of the Regular Season and Post Season Tournament Champions. Miguel’s Dad Tony is an accomplished baseball player who competed against the Bandits from age 9 to age 14 before being a star player in high school and New Mexico State. Miguel’s Grandpa knows as “Big Tony” was active playing baseball into his later years and is a well decorated umpire. “Happy Birthday” Miguel!