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Bandits – – “Champions”

Bandits finished undefeated at 20-0 in League Play entering the playoffs and going undefeated 3-0 in the Playoffs
The Bandits finish 26-3 in Fall Season, 66-17 in 2005

Sunday November 20 “Championship Sunday”
Championship Game: Bandits 2 Blazers 0
Kyle “Tex” Bumpas throws a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts. Lance “Dakota” Gruber drives in Bumpas with the game’s first run and “game winner” with a double in the bottom of the fifth inning. Eddie Blair drove in Brian Hebblethwaite with an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Hebblethwaite advanced from first to third on a sacrifice bunt by Eric Stoltz before Blair knocked him in. The game was scoreless through 4 1/2 innings of play. Chris Rubio made a diving catch in center field in the top of the seventh inning. The Blazers placed runners on first and third with two outs before grounding to Josh Avalos at shortstop who got the short out at second base to end the game and secure the Championship. Gruber finished strong with a 3 hit performance driving in the game winning run on a double. The Bandits pounded out 11 hits.
Winning Pitcher: Kyle Bumpas (Complete Game Shutout) 7 IP, 6 H, BB, 10 K
Offensive Leaders: Lance Gruber 3X3, 2B, RBI, GWRBI; Mike Bolaski 2X3; Kyle Bumpas 2X4, R; Adriel Licon 1X2; Eric Stoltz 1X2, SacB; Josh Avalos 1X3; Brian Hebblethwaite 1X3, R and Eddie Blair RBI
Defensive Leaders: Kyle Bumpas 10 K, PO, A; Mike Bolaski 4 A; Josh Avalos PO, 2 A; Lance Gruber PO, A; Chris Rubio PO and Mark Gandara 2 A

Saturday November 19
Playoffs Round 2: Bandits 3 Lookouts 0
Inconsistent infield defense kept Brian Hebblethwaite from completing his outing. Kyle Bumpas entered the final frame with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd base. Bumpas threw 2 strikes in his relief appearance. The second strike was a ground ball to Josh Avalos who fed Hebblethwaite at second who turned a game ending double play. Mike Bolaski drove in all three Bandit runs advancing the Bandits to the Finals on Sunday.
Winning Pitcher: Brian Hebblethwaite 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, H, 5 BB, 6 K
Save: Kyle Bumpas 2/3 IP, 0 H, 2 pitches
Offensive Leaders: Mike Bolaski 2X3, 3 RBI, GWRBI; Kyle Bumpas 1X2, SB, BB; Lance Gruber 1X2, 2B, R, BB; Adriel Licon 1X2; Josh Avalos 1X3 and Mark Gandara 2 BB, 2 R
Defensive Leaders: Brian Hebblethwaite 5 A; Mike Bolaski PO, 2 A; Lance Gruber A; Chris Rubio 2 PO and Mark Gandara A

Thursday November 17
Playoffs Round 1: Bandits 8 Padres 1
Winning Pitcher: Mike Bolaski (Complete Game) 4 IP, R, 2 H, BB, 4 K
Offensive Leaders: Josh Avalos 1X1, R, HBP, BB, 2 RBI; Adriel Licon 1X1, R, 2B, SB, HBP, RBI; Chris Rubio 1X1, 2 RBI; Mike Bolaski 2X3, R, 2B, RBI; Kyle Bumpas 1X2, R, 2B, BB; Brian Hebblethwaite 1X2, 2 R, 2 SB, BB; Lance Gruber 3 BB, 2 R; Matt Sosa BB and Nathan Volpi BB
“Taking A Dose”: Josh Avalos and Adriel Licon
Defensive Leaders: Brian Hebblethwaite PO, 3 A, Def2Play; Mike Bolaski 2 A; Adriel Licon 2 A; Josh Avalos A and Lance Gruber A