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    EST. 1989 . . . Our Bandit Baseball Mission: Growing Great Men, One Boy at a Time . . . Our Bandit Web Site has 1.329 Million Views in 10 Years, We Thank You for Your 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: “Whatever People Say About You Embrace It, if you don’t like it prove them wrong; if you like it prove them right” . . . We Wish You a Blessed, Safe, Happy and Healthy Sunday October 25, 2020 . . . 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 Texas Tech 3X All Big 12 Conference Honoree (The Only Year not Selected, he was Injured), High School All City MVP, High School Multiple All City & All District Selection & 1998 & 2000 Bandit National Finalist Willie “9’er” Rueda . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” to High School 2-Sport Player & Bandit Eddie Blair Who Turned 29 on Friday October 23 . . . “Happy Birthday In Memoriam” “Grandma Bandit” Catalina Hernandez on Monday October 19 . . . “Happy Birthday In Memoriam” Bandit State Champion R J Franco Would Have Celebrated 26 Years old on Thursday October 15 . . . “Happy Birthday” To Bandit Texas State Champion Marc Vargas Who Turned 29 on Saturday October 10 . . . “Happy Birthday” to 4X High School All District Selection, All City Honoree and Bandit 2002 National Finalist Julio Velez Who Turned 30 On Thursday October 8 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Chris Rubio Who Turned 29 on Wednesday October 7 . . . “Happy Birthday” To Bandit Coach Charlie Bombach Who Turned 49 on Wednesday October 7 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Brian Hebblethwaite Who Turned 29 on Sunday October 4 . . . “Happy Birthday” To Bandit C J Avalos Who Turned 29 on Saturday October 3 . . . Hit “Inside the Diamond” for stories on our Bandits and our Bandit Families . . .
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  • "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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3X National Finalist 1998, 2000 and 2002

Three of our teams have finished in 2nd place at a World Series Tournament.

The 2002 team finished with the most wins in one year, 95-19 and in 2nd place in the nation by finishing in 2nd place at the Super Series Baseball of America 11 and Under World Series in Arkansas. We went undefeated in pool play at the World Series and our only two losses were by one run to the team that won the championship from Chez Sydney, Louisiana. The Championship game went 11 innings and lasted 4 hours. The year began with a tournament championship in San Antonio, Texas, in which the Bandits defeated 3 state ranked teams. During the year we defeated the Texas State Champions, the Louisiana State Champions and the 2001 National Champions.

Season Highlights: Won the USSSA Texas State Championship; won the Super Series Regional Championship in San Antonio, Texas; won the USSSA Regional Championship in Hobbs, New Mexico & in Midland, Texas; won local tournaments and the Sportspark championship.

In 2000, the team finished 2nd in the Nation out of 94 teams competing in their age division at the USSSA World Series in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Everyone on the team was 13-years old and they won the Champions Sportsplex/Sportspark 14-year old league by going 20-0. This is the only time a 13-year old team has done this in the 20 year history of the Sportspark. These Bandits still hold the organization’s longest consecutive winning streak at 53 games. They won tournaments in Tucson Arizona, Hobbs New Mexico, Colorado Springs Colorado, Lubbock Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico as well as in El Paso. They also went undefeated as 12-year olds going 18-0 in league play. They finished 2000 with a record of 94-5.

In 1998, the Bandits 11 and Under squad ran the table starting with a National Regional Championship in Tucson Arizona. The team lost only 1 game to a squad the same age. Their other 3 losses were to 12 year old squads. They finished the regular season with a record of 77-4. They won the Texas State Championship, and 3 National Regional Championships. They played in the Triple Crown World Series for the first time in Steamboat Springs Colorado. Facing 59 other teams in their age division they advanced through pool play and single elimination games undefeated. In the National Championship game they lost to the Dallas Tigers. The same team that had eliminated them in the AABC National Regional Finals in Lenexa Kansas in 1997.