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Bandits Break Out Brooms in Championship Sweep

The Bandits 11 and under squad continued their dominance of the Kaos with two solid victories in the USSSA NIT Cinco de Mayo Tournament. Their 7-2 pool play win was followed by a solid 4-0 victory in the Championship Game. The younger Bandits displayed consistent routine defense with the occasional web gem and received solid pitching to go with good offensive execution enroute to a 5-0 tournament record. They allowed only 8 runs in their 5 games.
The Bandits 14 and Under squad raised their 2006 record to 23 wins and 3 losses with a 5 game sweep of their division in the USSSA NIT Cinco de Mayo Tournament. The team allowed a total of 5 runs in the tournament.
The Bandits defeated the #1 ranked Shockers (West Texas USSSA Coaches’ Poll);
The Bandits defeated the Midland Outlaws – – the only 14 year old squad to beat the Bandits in 2006 (pool play in Midland Tournament) The Bandits now stand 3-1 against the Outlaws with victories in Hobbs New Mexico, Midland Tournament semi-finals and now in El Paso
Two victories over the # 1 team in Las Cruces – – Las Cruces Hurricanes(10-0 in pool play and 7-0 in the Championship game)
The Bandits 14 and under squad have a record of 46-3 since beginning this Fall season in their final year together
The Bandits 14 and under 10-0 win over the West Texas Shockers in the quarterfinals marked Coach Larry’s 1250 career coaching win
It was another “Great Weekend to be A Bandit.”

Bandits 11 and Under:
Sunday May 7 “Championship Sunday”
Championship Game: Bandits 4 Kaos 0
Winning Pitcher: Noel Pinon
Other Pitcher: Danny Ramirez

Saturday May 6 Cinco de Mayo Tournament @ Sportspark
Game 3: Bandits 9 E P Rangers 0
Game 4: Bandits 5 Mesquite Stars 4 (Bandits earn # 1 seed)

Friday May 5 Cinco de Mayo Tournament Pool Play Results
Pool Play Game # 1: Bandits 7 Kaos 2
Winning Pitcher: Danny Ramirez (Complete Game) 6 IP

Pool Play Game # 2: Bandits 21 Seminoles 2
Winning Pitcher: R J Franco (Complete Game) 3 IP

Bandits 14 and Under:
Sunday May 7 “Championship Sunday”
Bandit pitchers allowed only 12 hits, walked 6 and struck out 24 batters in the 5 game Championship run
Championship Game: Bandits 7 Las Cruces Hurricanes 0
Tommy Valle broke open a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning with a RBI single through the middle of the diamond scoring Vince Centeno with the game’s first run
Winning Pitcher: Kyle Bumpas (Complete Game Shutout) 5 IP, 5 H, BB, 0 R, 8 K
Offensive Leaders: Mike Bolaski 1X2, BB, R; Vince Centeno 1X2, R, SB, HBP, RBI; Lance Gruber 1X2, R, BB; Brian Hebblethwaite 1X2, BB, 2 RBI; Eric Stoltz 1X2, 2RBI; Tommy Valle 1X2, RBI, GWRBI; Josh Avalos 1X3, R and Kyle Bumpas 1X3, R, 2B, 2 RBI
“Taking A Dose”: Vince Centeno and Nathan Pena
Sacrifices: Sacrifice Bunt – – C J Avalos
Defensive Leaders: Kyle Bumpas 5 IP, 0 R, PO, A; Tommy Valle A; Lance Gruber A; Josh Avalos 2A; C J Avalos PO and Vince Centeno A

Semi-Finals: Bandits 6 Midland Outlaws 2
Marc Vargas hit a 2 out single driving in two runs including what proved to be the game winning run in a Bandit 5 run second inning
Winning Pitcher: Josh Avalos 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 K, BB, HB
Save: Brian Hebblethwaite 3 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 4 K (Brian faced 9 batters and retired all of them)
Offensive Leaders: C J Avalos 2X3, 2 R, RBI; Kyle Bumpas 2X3, 2B, RBI; Josh Avalos 1X2, SB, SacFly; Eric Stoltz 1X2, R, RBI, BB; Brian Hebblethwaite 1X3, R and Marc Vargas 1X3, R, 2 RBI, GWRBI
“Taking a Dose”: Lance Gruber
Sacrifice: Sacrifice Bunt – – Lance Gruber; Sacrifice Fly Josh Avalos
Defensive Leaders: Josh Avalos 4 IP, 2 PO, A; Brian Hebblethwaite 3 IP; Marc Vargas 4 PO; Eric Stoltz 2 PO; Vince Centeno PO; Mike Bolaski A; Kyle Bumpas PO and C J Avalos PO

Quarter-Finals: Bandits 10 West Texas Shockers 0
This was win # 1250 for Coach Larry
The West Texas Shockers are ranked # 1 in West Texas in the USSSA Coaches’ Poll
Winning Pitcher: Vince Centeno (Complete Game No Hitter) 5 IP, 3 K, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R
Vince Centeno threw a complete game no-hitter and Kyle Bumpas opposite field base hit drove in C J Avalos with the game’s first run in the bottom of the first inning
Offensive Leaders: Lance Gruber 2X2, R, 3 RBI; Kyle Bumpas 1X1, R, SB, BB, RBI, GWRBI; Nathan Pena 1X1, 2 R, 2B, SB, 2 BB; Josh Avalos 1X2, R, 2B and Brian Hebblethwaite 1X2, 2 RBI
“Taking a Dose”: Mike Bolaski and Vince Centeno
Defensive Leaders: Vince Centeno 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 A; C J Avalos 3 A, Def2Play; Josh Avalos A; Brian Hebblethwaite A and Chris Rubio PO

Saturday May 6 Cinco de Mayo Tournament
Pool Play Game 2: Bandits 10 LC Hurricanes 0
Winning Pitcher: Josh Avalos IP, 0 H, K, 0 R, 0 BB
Other Pitcher: Lance Gruber 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, K
Mike Bolaski launched a 1 out 3 run home run over the right center field fence to start an impressive Bandit hitting exhibition
Offensive Leaders: Mike Bolaski 3X3, HR, 2-1B, 2 R, 4 RBI, GWRBI; Nathan Pena 1X1, 2B, 2 R, BB, HBP; Eric Stoltz 1X1, R, BB; Lance Gruber 2X3, 2B, 2 RBI; Kyle Bumpas 1X2 HR, BB, 3 R, SB, 2 RBI; Brian Hebblethwaite 1X2 and Josh Avalos 1X3, HR, 2 RBI
Sacrifice Bunt: Marc Vargas
“Went Yard”: Mike Bolaski bottom of the first hit a three run shot over the right center field fence; Kyle Bumpas in the bottom of the second hit a 2 run, 2 out shot over the dead center field fence and Josh Avalos hit a 2 run home run over the left field fence
Defensive Leaders: Lance Gruber 3 IP, 0 Runs, Picked off runner at 1st base, A; Marc Vargas 2 PO; Kyle Bumpas 2 PO, A; Vince Centeno 2A; Josh Avalos PO
Web Gems: Josh Avalos raced out to left field from his shortstop position and snagged a looping flare to shut out a bases loaded rally in the top of the third inning
Bandits earn # 1 seed in pool play of 11 team tournament

Pool Play Game 1: Bandits 15 Las Cruces Red Sox 3
Winning Pitcher: Kyle Bumpas IP, 3 K, 0 BB, 0 H, 0 R
Other Pitcher: Vince Centeno IP, R, 0 H, K, BB
Other Pitcher: Mike Bolaski IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 H, BB
Three Bandit pitchers combined for a three inning no hitter
Vince Centeno drove in Josh Avalos and Brian Hebblethwaite with a sharp single through the left side of the diamond to pace a 6 run Bandit first inning
Offensive Leaders: Kyle Bumpas 2X2, 2B, 3B, 2 R; Vince Centeno 2X2, 2 R, 2 SB, 4RBI, GWRBI; Tommy Valle 2X2, R, 3 RBI; Mike Bolaski 2X3, R, 2 RBI; Brian Hebblethwaite 1X2, 2 R, SB, BB, 3 RBI and Nathan Pena 1X3, 3 R, SB, RBI
Taking A Dose: Josh Avalos
Sacrifice Fly: Josh Avalos
Defensive Leaders: Kyle Bumpas faced 3 batters and had 3 K; C J Avalos PO, 2 A and Josh Avalos PO, A