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Ryan LaPierre throws six strong innings as the Pittsfield Suns roll to a season-opening win

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Pittsfield Suns players prepare the field for gameplay against Nashua on opening night. 

PITTSFIELD — The weather kept it from being an absolutely perfect opening night for the Pittsfield Suns.

A late-afternoon rainstorm and temperatures in the low 50s kept the Wahconah Park crowd down for an opener, but that didn’t seem to bother the Suns.

Ryan LaPierre threw six strong innings for the Suns, giving up only four hits and striking out six, while his offense backed him up in a big way as the Suns beat defending Futures League champion Nashua 13-3, in a game stopped in the seventh by the 10-run rule.

“It’s awesome” to get the first win at home,...


Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or



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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