Class of 2017

 

 

Carmen Rivas – Carmen was a board member and filled many positions at Runyon over the years.  He has been one of the most dependable announcers and scorers and donated many hours to the field.  When he wasn’t in the booth, you could always find him watching a game from the stands as he was in charge of umpires for many years as well.

 

 

 

Joe Bonacquista 

Joe was a long-time baseball coach at East High School and a Runyon board member for many years. He was very instrumental in keeping the summer high school programs up and going.

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Eurich

Rich was the head accountant for the field for many years and was instrumental in getting the facility financially sound. He donated many hours of his time and was also a board member.

 

 

 

Ray Pusedu 

Ray was not only the director of Runyon Field but also a board member. He was in charge of getting things done for the fields and most instrumental in getting the grandstands replaced. The newest 8-under field is named in his honor.

 

 

 

Lou Lazo – Growing up in New England, Lou made his way to Pueblo and never left. He was board president for many years and oversaw the entire project.Lou was involved in many civic organizations in Pueblo and was one of the main organizers of the 1991 Babe Ruth 12U World Series.

 

 

 

 

 

Denny Stilson – Denny was the youth director of all programs at the field and a longtime high school football coach. Kids were his business. He brought stability to the youth programs at the Runyon Field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 T&T Electric – Tim and Kathi Miller and family – Saw the need and donated the lighting for Pusedu Field. As a result, Runyon Field is able to fully use this new field.

Class of 2016

 1. Dr. James (Jim) Cover – former youth coach and administrator.
Jim was the first ballot elected member to the wall of fame. Unfortunately, Dr. Cover passed away from cancer several years ago.  more to come…

 2. Ken Coatney – former Runyon Field General Manager.
Ken was the appointed to Runyon Sports Complex wall of fame by the Board.

Ken was a long time General Manager for the Runyon Sports Complex. More to come… 

3. Chris Carrillo – Current Head Baseball Coach Otero Junior College, former baseball player at Central High School, Otero Junior College and the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Chris was the appointed to Runyon Sports Complex wall of fame by the Board.

Chris is the current coach for the Otero Junior College (La Junta, Co) baseball team and a former high school standout at Central High School. More to come…

Wall of Fame Inductees

The 1979 Legion “A” State Champions

This State Championship team was appointed to the wall of fame by the Board of Director. more to come…
The Following families and corporation have been appointed to Wall of Fame’s donor wall for the generous financial and other in-kind services that each of them have contributed to the Runyon Sports Complex … More to come.

1. The Andenucio Family
2. The Bonaquista Family
3. The Pusedu Family
4, Loaf-N-Jug and Art Stawski

Class of 2015:

Nino Giarratano – University of San Francisco Head Baseball Coach.

Nino is a former Runyon Field player and Pueblo South High graduate that played on the 1979 Legion “A” state championship team as a second baseman.

Now in his 17th season at the University of San Francisco, Nino Giarratano has guided the Dons baseball program to unprecedented success over his tenure. He has been awarded with three National and WCC Coach of the Year awards. Coach Giarratano has coached 76 players selected in the Major League Draft and 9 former players reach the Major Leagues. Coach Giarratano helped lead arguably the most dominant USA National Team ever, going 24-0. He has accumulated over 430 victories at USF. Since 2002, more than 90% of Coach Giarratano’s players have earned their Bachelor’s Degree. Eleven of Coach’s former players have been selected in the first ten rounds of the major league draft. He has received eight Conference Coach of the Year Award. He has led the Dons to six NCAA Division I Regional appearances He has led his teams to four College World Series appearances (3 NJCAA: ‘91, ‘92, ‘94, 1 NCAA: ‘98). He is a Three-Time National Junior College Coach of the Year. In 2010 Coach was selected to the Pueblo South High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame. He is a 1985 graduate of William Jewell College with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He later earned his master’s degree in secondary administration from Adams State. He lives in The City with his wife Brenda. His daughter Bianca is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and his son, Nico, is currently a sophomore that plays for the Dons.

Class of 2014

Luke Hochevar – No.1 MLB and Kansas City Royals 2006 Draft pick – Luke played the majority of his youth baseball at the Runyon Sports Complex. We are very proud of the player and person that he has become.

Luke was (born September 15, 1983) He is a professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. He played college baseball at the University of Tennessee. Luke was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Fowler, Colorado by parents Brian and Carmen Hochevar along with one brother and one sister. His father is a former college basketball player who had an unsuccessful tryout with the Denver Nuggets and who later turned to coaching, including serving as Luke’s baseball coach at Fowler High School. While at Fowler High, Luke Hochevar was named Colorado Division 2A Player of the Year his senior year and was a three-time All-state selection. He was a multi-sport athlete, earning All-state honors in basketball. Hochevar excelled in the classroom as well, being named an Academic All-state four consecutive years. Hochevar comes from a family of athletes. In addition to his father’s college basketball career and success as a high school and college baseball coach, Luke’s sister Brittany was a volleyball standout at Long Beach State and currently plays beach volleyball for the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour.