EST. 1989 . . . Our Bandit Baseball Mission: Growing Great Men, One Boy at a Time . . . Our Bandit Website has Over 1.851 Million Views in 16 Years - Awesome, We Thank You for Your Continued Support . . . 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: "Sometimes the Strongest Emotion is Silence" . . . Our Bandit Family Wishes You and Your Family Abundant Blessings, Great Health and a Happy and Safe Tuesday November 28, 2023 . . . 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 our 2-Sport High School All District Selection & Bandit 1998 & 2000 National Finalist Adam Lopez pictured first row far right celebrating a Bandit National Regional Championship with his teammates in Tucson 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 College Player, High School All City and All District Selection and our "Original Bandit" Champ Hernandez Who Turns 43 on Thursday November 30 . . . Happy Birthday To 2-Sport High School All District Selection & Bandit 1998 & 2000 National Finalist Adam Lopez Who Turns 37 on Thursday November 30 . . . Happy Birthday To Bandit Nathan Volpi Who Turns 32 on Thursday November 30 . . . Happy Birthday To "Grandpa Bandit" Hernandez Who Celebrates Thursday November 30 from his Skybox in Heaven . . . Happy Birthday To Bandit Mom Mandy Franco Who Celebrates Wednesday November 29 . . . Happy Birthday To 2002 National Finalist Bandit Mom Bridgett Bumpas Who Celebrates Tuesday November 28 . . . "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"!

Bandit Connection to El Paso High School Final Four Teams

June 13, 2009: The last 5 El Paso High School teams to visit the Final Four in Austin have strong Bandit connections. Coach Mark Dillon was a starter on the Austin High School Panthers team that reached the Final Four in 1965. The 1983 Burges team had 9 starters and 13 team members who played for Coach Larry Hernandez and Coach Javier Sandoval on the 1978 and 1979 Hirby Pest Control team. The Coronado T-Bird entry in the 1992 played on a Summer league teams coached by Bandit Coach Mark Dillon. The Riverside Rangers 2000 team two top pitchers (Omar Ferniza and Beto Romo) were Bandits and played for Coach Javier Sandoval. The 2009 Texas High School State Baseball Champion Socorro Bulldog team featured 4 starters who all hit in the top 5 spots and played for Coach Larry and Coach Javier as Bandits from 2001 to 2003. Bobby Mares, George Stoltz and Jessiray Navarrette are members of our 2002 National Finalists and Cory Falvey joined them in 2003 on our State and Regional Championship Squad. Bobby, Jessiray and Cory gained All State honors and Falvey also was named the “Texas High School Player of the Year in Baseball for 2009”.