PITTSFIELD — A family affair helped the Pittsfield Suns win their home opener Friday night. And Grandpa would be proud.

Jack Ryan’s two-run single to left in the bottom of the ninth scored the tying and the winning runs as the Suns won their fifth straight home opener, beating Norwich 5-4 at Wahconah Park.

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Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253.

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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.