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Robbie Burnett launched a ninth-inning home run to send the Suns past Westfield on Sunday. 

PITTSFIELD — Robbie Burnett said he made a guarantee to a Pittsfield Suns teammate — and lived up to it.

“Honestly, I told Austin Rachiele, I said I’m sorry but you’re not going get to hit in this game,” Burnett said. “I said if I don’t do it, hopefully, you do it.



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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.