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"!

Coach Brian Forrister shares a Special E-mail

Coach Larry,

I was extremely saddened to learn that Mr. Hernandez had gone to be with our Lord and Savior. I check the Bandit website almost daily and I just learned of his passing late last night and I immediately called my parents and Aaron to inform them. Our prayers are with you, Champ and the rest of the family. I know that we live hundreds of miles away, but you all are always in our thoughts. My son is at the age where he has a ton of questions about my playing days, coaching days, Uncle Aaron’s playing days, etc. I can’t tell you how many times I have shared stories with him about you, Champ, Beaner and your dad. After one of his games last week, we were joking about a mom that was in the dugout and how we thought that there was no place for a female in or near a dugout. I told Andrew that I only knew one female that I would allow to touch a scorebook and sit in my dugout and that person was Beaner. I remember when I heard you speak on the day you were inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame, you talked about the greatest game of catch that you ever had was with your father and with Champ. Those words penetrated my heart and though at the time I did not have a son it had an impact on me. Now that I do have a son, I know EXACTLY what you meant. I never pass up an opportunity to play catch with my son Andrew. Oh what a celebration it must have been on Saturday as our Heavenly Father welcomed Mr. Hernandez home and he was able to hug his daughter, in perfect health, for the first time in a long time. I am sad, but grateful, that he is gone. It was truly an honor to know your dad.

Coach Brian