EST. 1989: #El Paso STRONG – Strength in Faith and Strength of Character . . . We are now in our 32nd Year and have over 1.214 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 . . . Congratulations to 2X Professional Draft Selection, Los Angeles Dodgers Signee, College All Conference Selection, 2 Sport High School All City Honoree and Bandit Rick Rivas Has Been Selected as Part of the Newest Class of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame . . . “Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandit Rhyan Calderon Who Turns 10 on Tuesday March 31, 2020: “When you are Smart You Don’t Take Chances Because You Fear Failure, When You are Smarter You Take Chances Because You Expect Success” . . . Our Home Page Picture is of our Bandit Held # 7 Honoring Champ “The Original Bandit” Hernandez . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandit Mom Amber Montion on Thursday March 26 . . . “Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandit Alejandro “Alex” Guadian Who Turned 10 on Sunday March 22 . . . “Happy Birthday” In Memoriam to Bandit Mom to Casey and Wife to Coach Mark Cynthia “Sam” Dillon on Wednesday March 18 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Jonathan Martinez Who Turned 25 on Saturday March 14 . . . “Happy Birthday” to College All Conference, High School All City Honoree and Bandit 2000 National Finalist Anthony Martinez Who Turned 33 on Friday March 6 . . . “Happy Birthday” To 2009 Texas High School State Champion, All State High School Pitcher for the Socorro Bulldogs and Bandit 2002 National Finalist Bobby Mares Who Turned 29 on Thursday March 5 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Coach Brian Forrister Who Turned 44 on Tuesday March 3 . . . “Happy Birthday” In Memoriam to Corina Hernandez Gasca on Sunday March 1 . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Hits 1.214 Million Views with 3,582 Hits on our Web Site for the Week Ending Sunday March 29, 2020 . . . Hit “Inside the Diamond” for stories on our Bandits and our Bandit Families . . .
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  • "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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February Bandit Birthdays:

Bandit Mike Bolaski turned 28 on February 5. “Bo” was versatile and invaluable to his Bandit team playing pitcher, catcher, all four infield positions and even shoring up the outfield when needed. Mike has a tremendous work ethic for the game and a strong desire to be “great”. Bolaski was a clutch offensive threat batting in the middle of the order. He earned four varsity baseball letters, All State, All City and All District honors with the Hanks High School Knights. “Bo” was named to the high school Texas All State baseball team following his senior season. Michael signed to continue his baseball journey by accepting a scholarship with the El Paso Community College Tejanos but when the Major League draft called, he signed a professional contract. “Bo” signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday June 17, 2010. He was chosen during the 23rd round of the draft as a third baseman. In 2013, the Angels began the process of converting Mike to a pitcher. “Happy Birthday” Bo!

Bandit Niece Victoria “10’er” Gasca Hernandez turned 17 on February 10. Victoria is an accomplished young girl who has won her schools spelling bee 3 times in the last four years. In 2015, she won the Texas State Spelling Championship for Private Schools as a sixth grader and repeated her State Championship the next two years. In 2016, she finished in second place in the entire El Paso Times Regional Spelling Bee as a seventh grader. In 2019, Victoria was a member of the 6A UIL Spelling State Championship Team at Coronado High School finishing 5th individually to lead her team. Victoria is a junior at Coronado High School where she is in the National Honor Society, Chief Editor for the school newspaper, National Honor Society member, Spanish Honor Society member, Head Coach for NHI and # 1 rank on her school defending State Championship spelling team. Oh yes and she is a young girl who continues to be accomplished and amaze all who know her because she is growing up with her Mom, Corina Maria Gasca Hernandez who joined our Lord’s Heavenly Kingdom on Good Friday April 6, 2007 when “10’er” was 4 years old. Corina was a Bandit Aunt and Board of Director from the first moment the Bandits were formed in 1989 in support of her nephew our “Original Bandit” Champ Hernandez and her brother “Papa Bandit” Coach Larry Hernandez. Happy Birthday “10’er”!

“Happy Birthday” to Bandit Mom Gaby “Stix” Hernandez on February 13!

“Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandits Mom Melissa Monge! Her Son Jacob was a member of the original “Lil” Bandits and was selected as an All Star by the Southwest Baseball League.

Audrey “Baby Lauren” Hernandez turned 10 on February 15. Proud Dad, Champ “The Original Bandit” Hernandez and Mom Kerry have seen the years fly by as “Baby Lauren” charges into life. “Happy Tenth Birthday” to Bandit Granddaughter Audrey “Baby Lauren” Hernandez.

“Happy Birthday” to “Lil” Bandits Mom Kim Capps on February 16! Her Son Nicholas whom she calls “Ni” was a member of our original “Lil” Bandits.

Bandit Jacob Aguilar, a two-sport All City star at Montwood High School, turned 24 on February 18. He celebrated his birthday by going 3X3 in the 2014 high school baseball season opener. Aguilar played third base, short stop and pitched for his Bandit teams. He usually occupied the 3 or 4 hole in the batting order and was a top run producer for his teams. Jacob continues to display his multiple talents playing football, baseball and achieving high honors in the classroom as a member of his school’s National Honor Society. As a freshman, he led the Rams to a district championship as their quarterback. He played on the Montwood Baseball team as a sophomore. He shared quarterback duties on the Rams varsity football team as a junior before earning All District and All City honors as a senior signal caller. He led the Rams to a football first for Montwood when they defeated the Odessa Permian Panthers during the 2012 season. The honors and positive accolades continue for Jacob. In his senior season, Aguilar earned “All City” and “All District MVP” honors in football and baseball. Jacob as a freshman played first base and swung in the “heart of the order” for El Paso Community College and after playing his sophomore year in Junior College in Arizona he is now the starting third baseman at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio where he earned All Conference honors as a junior. He has also topped honors academically earning recognition for his President’s Honor Roll listings. “Happy Birthday” Jacob!

Bandit Lance Gruber turned 28 on February 20. Gruber was a four year letter winner at Americas High School. Lance earned All City and All District honors for the Trailblazers and helped the school earn its first baseball District championship. He signed a scholarship agreement after high school to continue his baseball journey at New Mexico Highlands. A injury during his college time shortened his baseball journey but his commitment to a college degree was fulfilled. On his Bandit teams, Lance was a top hitter, run producer and defensive stalwart usually hitting in the clean up spot. Lance pitched, played first base and the outfield showing his versatility and desire to help his teams be successful. Happy Birthday “Dakota”!

Bandit Coach Don Plummer celebrates his birthday in our Lord’s Heavenly Kingdom on February 20. Coach Plummer coached with the Bandits from 1996 through 1998. He was on our staff for our 1997 AABC Texas State Championship and 1998 Triple Crown National Finalist. Happy Birthday Coach Don!

“Lil” Bandit Jacob Monge turned 10 on February 23. Jacob started play with our original T-Ball team which has now evolved into Coach Pitch earning All Star status in the Southwest Baseball League. “Happy Birthday” Jacob!

Bandit Jared Schrom turned 33 on February 23. Jared was a starting pitcher in the regular weekend rotation for Stephen F. Austin University. Jared was signed after college at Stephen F. Austin to play professional baseball by the Texas Rangers organization as a pitcher. Schrom continues to live in the Dallas Metroplex where he owns a nutrition store. He is a member of our 2000 National Finialist. Jared pitched, played third base and the outfield for his Bandit teams. His father Ken was a coach on our Bandit staff and pitched for nearly a decade in the Major Leagues for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays. Schrom continues his baseball journey working with the Texas Rangers organization. Happy Birthday Jared!

“Happy Anniversary” to “Lil” Bandits Founder Marcella and Coach Charlie Bombach on February 25.

Brock Henthorne turned 10 on February 26. Brock joined our “Lil” Bandits for the Spring Season of Coach Pitch in 2016. He earned All Star status with our Coach Pitch team in the Southwest Baseball League. “Happy Birthday” Brock!