EST. 1989 . . . Our Bandit Baseball Mission: Growing Great Men, One Boy at a Time . . . Our Bandit Web Site has Over 1.696 Million Views in 15 Years - Awesome, We Thank You for Your Continued Support . . . WE REMAIN #ELPASOSTRONG . . . 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: “Our Lord Always Hears Us, We Just Have to Listen Very Carefully & Wait for His Response" . . . Our Bandit Family Wishes You a Blessed, Safe, Healthy, Happy and Great Friday May 20, 2022 . . . 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 High School multiple All District selection and Bandit Josh "9'er" Bombach . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: Happy Birthday To Bandit Mom Bonnie Aguilar Who Celebrates Saturday May 21 . . . Happy Birthday to High School multiple All District selection and Bandit Josh "9'er" Bombach Who turned 22 on Sunday May 15 . . . Happy Birthday to High School All District Pitcher and Bandit Brayden Peterson Who turned 22 on Sunday May 15 . . . Happy Birthday To High School Multiple All District Selection & Bandit Joseph Gonzalez Who turned 29 on Saturday May 14 . . . Happy Birthday To “Lil" Bandit Julian Esparza Who turned 12 on Tuesday May 10 . . . Happy Birthday To 2009 Texas High School Player of the Year, Final 4 Texas State Championship MVP, High School All State, All City & All District Selection & Bandit Cory Falvey Who Turned 31 Monday May 9 . . .  Congratulations to Navarro Junior College Recruiting Coordinator and Coach, 2-Sport High School All City & All District Selection and Bandit 1998 and 2000 National Finalist Robert and his Wife Mandy on their new Baby Girl Mila Gray Gallegos on Tuesday May 3 . . . Congratulations to College All Conference, 2-Sport High School All City and All District Selection and Bandit Jacob Aguilar on earning his Masters Degree from Grand Canyon University last week . . . "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"!

Grandpa Bandit Joined Heaven’s Line-Up; April 25, 2009

Two years ago today, “Grandpa” Bandit Larry Hernandez Sr. also known as the “A Team” and “Popper” joined our Lord’s loving arms and care in Heaven Saturday April 25. He passed away at 8:45 AM. He had been diagnosed with terminal renal kidney failure in 2002. He went through dialysis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in sessions that required he be picked up at his house at 4:15 AM and would last until 8:45 AM. “Popper” began his baseball spectator days in 1963 watching his Sons play. He then continued his supportive parental role watching his Sons coach first at Ponder Park in 1971 and then at Grandview beginning in 1978 and he was a staunch Bandit Fan and supporter from day one in 1989 traveling to tournaments first for his Grandson Champ and all the way through 2006 well after Champ had completed playing. He would drive or fly to out of town tournaments in Arizona, New Mexico and throughout Texas. He often sat alone in his lawn chair enjoying players share this part of their life journey. He was a quiet controlled man who waited to be spoken to rather than impose on others.

He joined his daughter Corina who passed away on April 6, 2007 in the “Angels” line-up. “Well done Popper, you definitely did it your way and made us as Proud of You as You were of us”. He spent his final 5 days at home cared for by Hospice and leaves behind a legacy of enduring mentorship for his wife Catalina, both of his Sons Jerry and Larry, his Grandson Champ and his Grandaughter Victoria.

Thank You so Much for Your Prayers for Our Family and Your Support, May God continue to Bless You and Yours!
I want to extend a Special Thank You to all our Hirby and Bandit players and Family members who came and spent time with our Family. We are most appreciative and Blessed in knowing You. My Mom struggled with the reality this moment brought in losing her husband of 55 years and joined Dad seven months later in our Lord’s Kingdom on November 23, 2009.