Bandits’ manager plans to stay the course this season

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Looking for another Midwest League Championship, the QC River Bandits manager said he’s going to keep the team thriving for another year.

Manager Omar Lopez said he was happy with the success of 2013 and thinks they can achieve it again in 2014 and believes if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

“I’m happy to be back to one of the most exciting ballparks in the minor league,” said Lopez. “This year, we want to try to do the same thing. There’s no reason to change our philosophy right now and I’m going to do the same and the coaching staff are on the same page.”

Lopez said he plans to help improve the players’ skills and build their confidence.

Bandits team members said they are excited to see what he has in store for the team. One teammate said Lopez "gives off great energy.”

To help build the team, Lopez said he told the guys to go out and compete to the best of their abilities and trust the coaching plan.

“Go out there, try to win every game, put the best foot forward, and we’ll see the results at the end,” Lopez told the team.

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