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    EST. 1989: WE REMAIN #El Paso STRONG – Strength in Faith and Strength of Character . . . We are now in our 32nd Year and have over 1.290 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 . . . This is a Time to Be a Source of Inspiration, Not an Instrument of Desperation as we deal with our “New Reality” . . . IRON SHARPENS IRON, We Offer Daily Riddles for You to Solve and Share . . . Today’s Riddle: What word of five letters has one left when two are removed? . . . . Answer Follows . . . We Wish You a Blessed, Safe, Happy and Healthy Friday August 7, 2020 . . . Riddle Answer: Stone . . . Our Home Page Picture is of our 4 Bandits George Stoltz (All City & Lead Off Batter), Cory Falvey (Texas All State MVP), Jessiray Navarrette (All State Catcher) & Bobby Mares (All State Pitcher) Who Filled 4 of the Top 5 Spots in the Batting Order & All Played Leading Roles in Helping Socorro High School Capture the 2009 Texas High School 5A State Baseball Championship . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” In Memoriam to Bandit Coach Hector Rubio on Wednesday August 5 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Danny Ramirez Who Turned 27 on Sunday August 2 . . . 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" . . . Check out "Inside the Diamond" for updates on our Bandits including our Pro Bandits, College Bandits, High School Bandits and our Bandit Family
  • “Thank You” our Bandit web site records hit # 1.290 Million
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 1,000,000 on Sunday April 9, 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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  • 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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  • to all our Bandit Parents, Family Members, Players and Coaches - - We were different because you made a difference
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  • that our Roots help 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"
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Bandit July Birthdays:

July 7: Bandit George Stoltz turned 29. 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 11. 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!

July 13: Bandit Vince Centeno turned 28. 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 celebrated his position as Head Football Coach for Eastlake High School along with birthday cake. 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. In June of 2019, he was named Head Football Coach for Eastlake High School. Happy Birthday Coach Ruben!

July 23: “Lil” Bandit Aiden Gutierrez turned 11. Aiden played four years with the “Lil” Bandits.  “AG” as he is affectionately called played catcher and outfield and hit in the middle of the order for his “Lil” Bandit championship teams. “Happy Birthday” Aiden!

July 27: Happy Birthday to our Bandit Web Master Josh Rodgers. Josh created our web site in 2010 and continues to do the coding update and picture uploads.