Bandits:

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Opponents:

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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"!

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!