izaiya mestre high fives a teammate

Izaiya Mestre, here being congratulated earlier this season, threw six inning of one-run ball on Monday against Vermont. He struck out 11 and scattered three hits in the Fourth of July start.

PITTSFIELD — The post-game laser light show at Wahconah Park was spectacular. It could not, however, hold a candle to Robbie Burnett’s heroics.

The Pittsfield Suns second baseman, who hit a solo home run in a three-run sixth inning, hit a monstrous blast to right-center field. Vermont center fielder Jackson Kline could not run the ball down, enabling Bo Bramer to score from second base which gave the Suns a walk-off 8-7 win over the Futures League leaders to wrap up Independence Day.

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Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.