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Bandit Diamond Notes: Congratulations to New York Yankees 10th Round Draft Selec...

Congratulations to New York Yankees 10th Round Draft Selection and Minor League Player who earned invitation to Major League Training Camp and was in Final Round Cuts, College All Conference MVP Honoree, High School All City and All District MVP and Bandit Kyle Anson on being elected and Inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class 0f 2022 Sunday September 4. Posted September 4, 2022

On Wednesday June 29, Coach Larry Vucan added the honor of being named 2022 High School National Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association and ATEC. Coach Vucan played for Coach Larry Hernandez as a 13-14 year old on his Hirby Pest Control team. El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Honoree Larry Vucan took his Southlake Carroll Dragons to their 4th Class 6A Texas High School State Tournament app…

BANDITS FLASHBACK 2002 World Series National Championship (96 Teams 11U Compete)

2002 National Final. . . Chez Sidney Bandits 3 Bandits 2 (11 innings) in Little Rock Arkansas
It took just over 4 hours to decide the National Championship but the Louisiana team scored a run in the bottom of the 11th to claim the crown 3-2. The Chez Sidney Bandits faced our Bandits twice and handed them two 1-run losses with the title clincher taking 11 innings to decide in 105 degree weather. The Bandits trailed 1-0 before tying the game in the top of the 4th. They took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth but the Louisiana team took advantage of a defensive mental lapse to tie the game. Offensive Leaders: Matthew Ortega 1-1; Bobby Mares 1-2; Steve Vizcaino 2-4 and George Stoltz 2-5. The Bandits finished the year with a 66-17 record and a 7-2 record in the World Series and the third National Finalist designation in their his…