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Wiota wins walk fest
Times photo: Mark Nesbitt Wiotas Nick Flannery beats a throw home and slides in past Argyle catcher Cole Jordan in the Indians 5-2 win over the Beavers in a Home Talent Night League game Thursday.
ARGYLE - Walks can be a pitcher and a baseball manager's worst nightmare.

Walks might have cost the Argyle Beavers the game in a 5-2 Home Talent Night League South Section loss to Wiota Thursday, according Travis Erickson, Argyle manager. After the Beavers (3-2) rallied to tie the game in the third, Argyle pitcher Andy Bohlman ran into a jam he couldn't wiggle out of in the fourth inning.

Bohlman walked four batters in the fourth and walked in two runs when he issued free passes to Brad Schliem and Jeff Solberg. Argyle and Wiota combined to walk 18 and hit two batters.

"It was just ugly," Erickson said. "There was so many walks. It was just a real sloppy game."

Wiota (4-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Wiota's Nick Flannery lined a single to left leading off the second. Taylor Goodman drove him in on an RBI single to center to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.

Jeff Solberg, who was 2-for-2, ripped an RBI single to left in the third to score Tommy Meier to give the Indians a 2-0 lead.

The Beavers rallied in the bottom of the third. Argyle's Andy Bohlman walked and then stole second. Steve Bomkamp crushed a RBI double to center to cut the Indians' lead to 2-1. Bomkamp was thrown out at third trying to stretch his double into a triple. Argyle's Lance Rossing then reached on an error, and stole second. Rossing then stole third and scored the game-tying run when Goodman's throw sailed into left field.

The Indians scored an insurance run in the fifth after Bomkamp, in relief, walked Flannery. Brad Schliem then had an RBI single. Brad Solberg went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Wiota's Coltin Laird pitched a complete game and gave up two runs on three hits. He walked nine and hit one. For Argyle, Bohlman went 3 2/3 innings and gave up four earned runs on five hits. He walked six and hit one.