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    EST. 1989 . . . Our Bandit Baseball Mission: Growing Great Men, One Boy at a Time . . . Thank You For Your Continued Support – Our Bandit Web Site has Exceeded 1.596 Million Views in 14 Years = AWESOME . . . 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: “It takes everyone committed to doing everything for something Special to Happen” . . . Our Bandit Family Wishes You a Blessed, Happy, Safe and Healthy Wednesday July 28, 2021 . . . This is a Time for Inspiration Not Desperation . . . Be a Leader as We Adjust to our “New Reality” . . . Our Home Page Picture is of Our Bandit Baseball “Established” Logo . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” To Our Bandit Web Master Josh Rodgers on Tuesday July 27 . . . “Happy Birthday” To “Lil” Bandit Aiden Gutierrez Who Turned 12 on Friday July 23 . . . “Happy Birthday” To Eastlake High School Head Football Coach & Bandit Coach Ruben Rodriguez Who Celebrated His Birthday on Wednesday July 14 . . . “Happy Birthday” To High School 3X All District Selection & Bandit Vince Centeno Who Turned 29 on Tuesday July 13 . . . “Happy Birthday” To “Lil” Bandit Miguel Salazar Who turned 12 on Friday July 9 . . . “Happy Birthday” to 2009 Socorro High School State Champion, High School Multiple All District Selection & Bandit 2002 National Finalist George Stoltz Who Turned 30 on Wednesday July 7 . . . Hit the Post Below That Starts with 23 Years Ago This July to read about Coach Brian Forrister and his Bandits Who Captured the Desert Classic against all Odds in 1998 . . . Hit “Inside the Diamond” for stories on our Bandits and our Bandit Families . . .
  • "We Pay that our Roots help you find your Wings - - that God will Fill your Heart with Dreams and that Faith will give you the Courage to Dare to do Great Things" . . . Check out "Inside the Diamond" for updates on our Bandits including our Pro Bandits, College Bandits, High School Bandits and our Bandit Family
  • “Thank You” our Bandit web site records hit # 1.596 Million
  • 9ur Web Site recorded hit # 1,000,000 on Sunday April 9, 2019 Our Web Site recorded hit #1,500,000 on Sunday February 7, 2021
  • “BanditBall” 2018: Another season, another Championship
  • "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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  • at the top of our Home Page to get updates on all of our Bandits including our Pro, College and High School Bandits
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  • Thanks to all our Bandit players, coaches, family members and supporters for helping to make this happen. We were different because you made a difference. We are what you allowed us to become, El Paso's best youth baseball organization!
  • On the Bandits Trail
  • Our "Honored" Numbers 4, 7, 9, 10 and 24 and Bandit Logo lead off our Slide Show
  • Thank You
  • to all our Bandit Parents, Family Members, Players and Coaches - - We were different because you made a difference
  • We Pray
  • that our Roots help 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"
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The “Real Niner” Checks In

Aaron Forrister who was the first Bandit to sign a Division 1 scholarship agreement is doing well in Hobbs New Mexico. Aaron started playing for the Bandits at age 9 and played all the way through his junior year in high school. Forrister was on the Bandits first City Championship team in 1990. He pitched, caught and played every position in the field. He was the lead-off batter for his Bandit teams and lead in hits, stolen bases and home runs. He helped lead his team to the Texas Baseball Classic Championship in 1992 and the Desert High Classic Championship in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1998. He played for Coach Larry Hernandez from age 9 to 14 and for his brother Brian from age 15 to 17. Aaron was All-District and All-City at Hanks High School before signing with Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos Texas. Aaron finished his collegiate career at College of the Southwest where he helped lead his team to conference championships and was named NAIA All-American. Aaron was named in Collegiate Baseball as one of the top 3 NAIA shortstops in the nation. With degree in hand, Aaron is a marketing director for a radio station in Hobbs. The number 9 is one of 4 “controlled” Bandit numbers (7, 9, 10, 24) and are earned not asked for. Willie Rueda who wore the number 9 after Aaron is a freshmen second baseman at Texas Tech University. Willie played on the 1998 and 2000 National Finalist teams. He went on to earn All District and All City Honors at Bel Air High School. He claims to be the “Real Niner”. Its about competition and we are proud of how our Bandits compete. Let the debate continue they all wear their numbers proudly. Their actions on and off the field made the numbers distinctive. Check out Aaron’s entry in our guest book. It speaks volumes for the class and quality Aaron represents. Aaron always has and continues to make us Proud!