WINTHROP – The Winthrop Red Sox bounced back from their first loss of the Pine Tree League baseball season with a convincing 17-1 victory over the Jay Orioles.

Winthrop (6-1) pushed across a dozen run in the bottom of the seventh to end the game via mercy rule. Five walks, seven base hits and a hit batsman all contributed to the big inning.

Joe Wilson led the hit parade with a double and two singles. Wilson drove in four runs and scored twice, with two of his hits coming in the seventh inning. Chris Bessey scored the lone run for Jay on Greg Conley’s RBI single in the fifth.

Dennis McHugh picked up the win on the hill, overcoming seven walks by allowing only three hits and striking out four over five innings. Matt Richardson mopped up over the final two frames. Bessey took the loss for Jay (1-3).

Chuck Stevens, Edwin Thompson, Bessey and Conley had the Orioles’ hits. Mike House, Matt McCarthy, Josh Nichols and Ian McCarthy joined Wilson as repeat hitters for Winthrop.

The Red Sox, who previously dropped a decision to the Central Maine Green Wave of Oakland, visit Pettengill Park for a date with the Auburn White Sox at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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