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Pittsfield Suns are run-ruled by league-leading Vermont with an 8-run seventh inning the culprit

Suns players salute the flag

Members of the Pittsfield Suns salute the flag during the National Anthem prior to their game against Vermont earlier in June.

PITTSFIELD — It turned out to be just one of those nights.

The Pittsfield Suns were battling Futures League leader Vermont for six innings and were trailing by only one run. The seventh inning proved to be the Suns’ downfall.

The Lake Monsters scored eight runs on nine hits and sent 13 batters to the plate as the Suns needed three pitchers to get out of the inning.

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

Sportswriter-Columnist

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.

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