Bandits:

2553

Opponents:

527

EST. 1989 . . . Our Bandit Baseball Mission: Growing Great Men, One Boy at a Time . . . Our Bandit Web Site has Over 1.696 Million Views in 15 Years - Awesome, We Thank You for Your Continued Support . . . WE REMAIN #ELPASOSTRONG . . . Bandit Core Values: My Faith, My Family, My Team, Myself . . . Bandit Core Priorities: Family First, Strength in Faith, Strength of Character, Academics, Attitude, Ability . . . IRON SHARPENS IRON: “Our Lord Always Hears Us, We Just Have to Listen Very Carefully & Wait for His Response" . . . Our Bandit Family Wishes You a Blessed, Safe, Healthy, Happy and Great Friday May 20, 2022 . . . This is a Time for Inspiration not a Time for Desperation . . . Be a Leader as We Adjust to our “New Reality” . . . Our Home Page Picture is of High School multiple All District selection and Bandit Josh "9'er" Bombach . . . 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 Mom Bonnie Aguilar Who Celebrates Saturday May 21 . . . Happy Birthday to High School multiple All District selection and Bandit Josh "9'er" Bombach Who turned 22 on Sunday May 15 . . . Happy Birthday to High School All District Pitcher and Bandit Brayden Peterson Who turned 22 on Sunday May 15 . . . Happy Birthday To High School Multiple All District Selection & Bandit Joseph Gonzalez Who turned 29 on Saturday May 14 . . . Happy Birthday To “Lil" Bandit Julian Esparza Who turned 12 on Tuesday May 10 . . . Happy Birthday To 2009 Texas High School Player of the Year, Final 4 Texas State Championship MVP, High School All State, All City & All District Selection & Bandit Cory Falvey Who Turned 31 Monday May 9 . . .  Congratulations to Navarro Junior College Recruiting Coordinator and Coach, 2-Sport High School All City & All District Selection and Bandit 1998 and 2000 National Finalist Robert and his Wife Mandy on their new Baby Girl Mila Gray Gallegos on Tuesday May 3 . . . Congratulations to College All Conference, 2-Sport High School All City and All District Selection and Bandit Jacob Aguilar on earning his Masters Degree from Grand Canyon University last week . . . "THE HEART OF A CHAMPION is always beating but it always remembers to beat AS ONE". . . We Pray that our Roots helped you find your Wings - - "that God will Fill your Heart with Dreams and that Faith gives you the Courage to Dare to do Great Things". . . As your lives continue so does our journey - "It's a Great Day to be a Bandit"!

2006 Grew to 7 Frosh; 2003 Class All Varsity; 14 Pitchers

Our 2006 team who just completed their freshmen year in high school placed seven players on their respective varsity squads. Nathan Pena was added to the playoff roster for Americas High School. Chris Rubio was added to the Americas varsity squad when the Trailblazers made the journey to the Brownwood tournament. Mike Bolaski traveled with the varsity squad at Hanks to their Austin tournament and made such a good impression and positive impact that he stayed on the varsity as a middle infielder. He played the infield, hitting over .300 and pitched for the Hanks Knights. Kyle Bumpas leads a group that made the varsity “minute one, day one” starting in the outfield and taking a turn on the mound for the Americas Trail Blazers. Lance Gruber joins Kyle playing first base and saw mound duty as well. Vince Centeno also made the varsity as a freshman Trailblazer and saw action in the infield and on the mound as well. When was the last time seven freshmen were ready to see action in El Paso’s largest and most competitive school district on the mound. Probably never before. Rounding out our Bandit honorees is Brian Hebblethwaite who played the infield and pitched for the 5A El Dorado Aztecs. We got five at the start and two more followed them by district play. Great start but more importantly is how this group finishes. Maybe a year from now we will have another 100% class by the start of their sophomore year. Every member of our 2003 team who finished their sophomore years in high school made their varsity baseball squad. Julio Velez headlined the group being named at among the “Top 20” to watch and as a sophomore. George Stoltz, Corey Falvey, Bobby Mares, Luis Saenz and Jessirey Navarette are varsity members on the # 8 squad in the State of Texas the Socorro Bulldogs. Both Jessirey who started the entire year last year as a freshman batting lead off and Corey Falvey who also saw playoff action as a freshman were full time starters. Stoltz earned a full time starting position midway through the district season replacing a senior who was all district last year. Mares, Saenz and Falvey are slated to see action on the mound for Socorro. Velez is joined at Riverside High School by Justin Lopez, Albert Pinon and Josh Blancarte. Velez will see some time on the mound and could be joined by Lopez on the “bump” at Riverside. Matthew Ortega and Jonathan Bustamante were varsity sophomores at Montwood. Bustamante emerged as the # 2 pitcher for the Rams. Issac Herrera and Steve Vizcaino lead the varsity at Del Valle with both having seen varsity action as Freshmen. We challenge our players to become exceptional. Four of them made the varsity “day one, minute one”. All completed the mission by the beginning of our sophomore year. No one can challenge our track record for placing our players at the next level. This group has done it 100%. Falvey, Mares, Saenz, Lopez, Velez, Ortega, Bustamante, Herrera and Vizcaino are pitching in their varsity programs. Nine of these guys are pitchers so their arms and their futures were always first with the Bandits.
As for now, how many youth programs will have 14 pitchers who were either freshman or sophomores pitching on the varsity this year. Only one in El Paso and probably not a very long list anywhere. We take care of our players and develop them for their journey not only as baseball players but also as Great Sons’. From our 2006 squad still healthy and also contending for a spot in the pitching rotation in 2008 could be Marc Vargas and Josh Avalos. That would give the 2006 squad seven pitchers pitching varsity baseball also. By 2009, El Paso high school baseball will probably see at least 16 Bandit pitchers on the “bump”.
Great Job guys, we are so Proud of You and thanks for making this another “Great Day to be a Bandit”.