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It's all sunny in Pittsfield for summer-collegiate ball

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Pittsfield Suns

We may have the perfect tenant for historic Wahconah Park, as the Pittsfield Suns (summer collegiate; Futures League) and the Goldklang Group wrap up a successful debut season.

Baseball has been a hard sell in Pittsfield in recent years; independent and summer-collegiate teams all failed over the last decade. Enter the Goldklang Group, as Jeff Goldklang and Tyler Tumminia worked their magic to bring a professional approach to the proceedings, adding things like good promotions and flashy between-innings entertainment. Though the team probably only broke even this season thanks to start-up costs, that's better than anticipated, as the Suns drew well over the budgeted 800 fans a game.

So it's a no-brainer the team will be back next season and 2014, under the terms of the current lease. The two sides are talking about an extension, reports the Berkshire Eagle

RELATED STORIES: The challenge at Wahconah: Bringing back baseball fansNew for 2012: Pittsfield Suns; FCBL expands to Pittsfield, Old Orchard Park, Wachusett

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