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    EST. 1989: #El Paso STRONG – Strength in Faith and Strength of Character . . . We are now in our 31st Year and have over 1.097 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, Strength in Faith and Strength of Character . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Coach Javier Sandoval Who Turns 68 & High School All City Player and Bandit 1998 & 2000 National Finalist Robert Gallegos Who Turns 33 on Wednesday September 18, 2019: “What do you know about yourself now that you didn’t know last Year” . . . Our Home Page Picture is of Bandit Coach Javier Sandoval Standing Far Right in the Second Row & High School All City Player & Bandit 1998 & 2000 National Finalist Robert Gallegos seated front row center in his red pitching jacket following a National Regional Championship Victory in Arizona . . . 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 Coach Sammy Ramos on Friday September 13 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Mark Gandara Who Turned 28 on Tuesday September 10 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Luke Lujan Who Turned 27 on Saturday September 7 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Michael Steele Who Turned 28 on Saturday September 7 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Billy Best Who Turned 19 on Saturday September 7 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Derek Ramos Who Turned 24 on Thursday September 5 . . . “Happy Birthday” to College All Conference Honoree, High School All State Selection, High School District MVP, Bandit Texas State Champion, Bandit National Regional Champion and Bandit 2002 National Finalist Kyle “Tex” Bumpas on Sunday September 1 . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Hits 1.097 Million Views with 4,156 Hits to our Web Site for the Week Ending Sunday September 15, 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 4,156 hits to our website this past week ending Sunday September 15, 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 # 1.097 Million
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 1,o00,000 on Sunday April 9, 2019 . . . 4,156 hits for the week ending Sunday September 15, 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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Bandit September Birthdays: “Happy Birthday” Bandit Coach Javier Sandoval & Bandit 1998 & 2000 National Finalist Robert Gallegos

September 18: Coach Javier Sandoval turns 68. Coach Jarv is one of the co-founders of Bandit Baseball and has been a part of Championship Baseball since 1977. In 1979, he joined Coach Larry and coached the newly formed Hirby Pest Control 13U baseball team. He coached with the Bandits since their inception in 1989. He coached the first Bandit State Championship team in 1994. Happy Birthday Coach Javier!

September 18: Robert Gallegos turns 33. Robert played on the first two Bandit National Championship finalist squads in 1998 and 2000. Robert was the team’s ace pitcher, shortstop and lead off batter. Robert went on to All District and All City honors in both baseball and football at Riverside High School where he played quarterback and captured Player of the Year accolades. Robert played junior college baseball as a shortstop, second baseman and third baseman for Navarro Junior college where his squad briefly held the number 1 national ranking. Robert earned his college degree while playing at Northwestern Louisiana as an infielder in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. He coached in Dallas Texas with the D-Bats organization and is an Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2014, Robert coached the D-Bats to the Connie Mack National Championship. Robert is now an Assistant Coach for Big 12 Conference Member the University of Oklahoma Sooners. “Congratulations and Happy Birthday” Robert!

September 19: Hector Carbajal turns 19. Hector was a member of our 2013 Bandits. Carbajal plays multiple sports including balancing wrestling, football and baseball. His role on the Bandits team saw him become a proven “clutch” hitter and dependable outfielder who improved his reading of “ball off bat” abilities.

Alex Abeyta turns 24 on September 30. Alex played two years with the Bandits. He played third base and a all three outfield positions. He sometimes batted lead off and eventually settled into a spot in the heart of the batting order. Abeyta played football and baseball and was a part of the first graduating class at Eastlake High School. Happy Birthday Alex!

On September 1, Kyle Bumpas turned 28. He is one of the Bandits most decorated and honored players offensively and defensively in our history and earned the honor to wear the Held # 10. Kyle pitched, played first base and in the outfield for our 2002 Bandit National Finalist. Bumpas was named the Most Valuable Player for District 1-5A in 2010 as a high school senior. He is also one of 16 Bandits to be named to the Texas High School Baseball All State Team. Kyle earned his fourth 1-5A All District selection and All City Selection in 2010. He was selected to the 1-5A All City and All District team as “Newcomer of the Year” in 2007. He is the first Bandit and only freshman to ever gain this honor in District 1-5A. Bumpas was selected to EPCC All Star team in the Spring of 2007. Kyle played with the Bandits from age 10 through age 15. He was our “ace” on the mound and led his team in batting average, stolen bases and runs scored every year he played on our squads. “Tex” got the call on the bump every championship gameand never lost a championship outing for his Bandit teams. Kyle was an honor student in the classroom and a class act off the field. His character as a young man has earned him universal respect from his Coaches, his teammates and his fellow competitors. Bumpas helped lead his Americas Trailblazer high school baseball squad to their first District championship in school history in 2010. Kyle attended St. Mary’s University playing baseball and made the All Conference team as a freshman pitcher. His sophomore year saw him pitch 6 innings of relief in St. Mary’s NCAA Division II World Series finale striking out 8, walking only 1 and allowing only 1 run. He was awarded the Presidential Academic Scholarship in addition to his baseball scholarship. Happy Birthday “Tex”!

September 5: Derek Ramos turned 24. Derek played two complete Fall and Spring seasons with the Bandits. Derek pitched, played SS, 2B, 3B and all three outfield positions for his teams. Derek is very athletic and gifted. He is an honor roll student in the classroom and continues his baseball journey playing at the collegiate level. He shares birthdays in September with his Dad Coach Sammy and brother Sammy. Happy Birthday Derek!

September 7: Luke Lujan turned 27. Luke played for the Bandits as a 12 year old on our 13 and under Bandit championship squad. Luke played catcher and both corner infield positions. Luke was an honor student and played football, basketball and baseball at Coronado High School. Happy Birthday Luke!

September 7: Michael Steele turned 28. Michael played for the Bandits as a 15 year old. He played catcher and first base. Steele is an honor student in the classroom including his years at Franklin High School. Steele earned two varsity letters playing in the Cougars baseball program. Happy Birthday Michael!

September 7: Billy Best turned 19. Billy was part of the 2013 edition of our Bandits. Billy played all 3 outfield positions and first base. “Happy Birthday” Billy!

Mark Gandara turned 28 on September 10. Gandara was a hard working catcher and outfielder for his Bandit championship teams. Mark made the most of his abilities. He would run to practice on days he didn’t have a ride making sure he was never late. Mark was reliable and dependable and unselfish always placing the needs of the team above his personal ones. His attitude helped fuel our championship turnaround during his 13 year old season. Gandara played 3 years for the Bandits and was most often donning the gear and working the dish for his teammates. Happy Birthday Mark!

September 13: Coach Sammy Ramos continues to age gracefully another year. Coach Sammy helped coach the Bandits for 4 seasons covering two full years. His youngest Son Derek who played for the Bandits and his oldest Son Sammy all share September birthdays. Happy Birthday Coach Sammy!