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Bandit Selected in First Round of 2003 Baseball Draft

Omar Quintanilla added to his previous honors and was selected in the First Round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. Quintanilla plays for the defending collegiate National Champion Texas Longhorns. Omar played for the Bandits from age 10-17 under Coach Mark Dillon. Quintanilla who plays shortstop has previously been selected as a member of Team USA, named to the Big 12 All-Conference team and named to the Collegiate All American team. Omar spent part of his break last year visiting with the Bandits in their dugout during one of the summer games. We are Proud of Omar not only for his baseball accomplishments but also for his continuing development as a Young Man! Double click the headline for the complete news story on Omar.

In addition Rick Rivas was selected in the 28th round by the Colorado Rockies. Rick played for the Bandits from ages 10-12. He recently completed his freshman year pitching for El Paso Community College.

Josh Hernandez opened the eyes of professional scouts once again and earned his second consecutive selection by Major League Baseball. Josh has completed his first year playing for El Paso Community College earning all conference honors and leading the Tejanos in multiple offensive categories.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OMAR, RICK AND JOSH AND THEIR FAMILIES!Bandit Selected in First Round of 2003 Baseball Draft