COLTON, Calif. (GoThunderWolves.com – Apr. 23, 2014) – Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball coach Stan Sanchez will be enshrined into his hometown sports hall of fame on Friday although he won't be there in person.
He has a valid excuse.
Part of the sixth class in the Colton (Calif.) Sports Hall of Fame, Sanchez will be busy that evening doing what he does best – teaching and coaching the game of baseball in his new hometown of 21 years. The induction ceremony in southern California is the same evening as CSU-Pueblo's annual and free Pack the Park Game and Art & Lorraine Gonzales youth baseball and softball clinic at Runyon Field, which his team will jointly put on with the Pack softball team at 5 p.m.
His squad will then square off with New Mexico Highlands in a battle of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Plains Division's top two teams at 7:05 p.m.
Sanchez, who recently became the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's first coach in any sport to reach 700 career wins, grew up in the Inland Empire area, where he learned the in's and outs of the game.