If the Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team is looking for motivation to enter the postseason on a winning streak, the schedule provides it.

If the Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team is looking for motivation to enter the postseason on a winning streak, the schedule provides it.

Not only do the Wolves meet OCC-Central Division leader Dublin Coffman in a two-game series that will help decide the league championship, Thomas Worthington follows to close the regular season.

Kilbourne entered the week 6-7 overall and 5-3 in the OCC-Central.

"For us seniors, we had high expectations going into the season," second baseman Will Meador said. "I think we're going to look at each game from here on out as a new day. The next game in front of you is the biggest game of the year."

The two-game series against Coffman begins at home Friday, April 29, and continues on the road Monday, May 2.

Entering the week, Kilbourne was third in the OCC-Central, behind Coffman (8-0) and Hilliard Davidson (7-1) and ahead of Hilliard Darby (4-4), Thomas (2-4), Upper Arlington (2-4), Westland (1-6) and Central Crossing (0-7).

"The ultimate goal is to get something going heading into the (Division I district) tournament," coach Jeff Boulware said. "Last year, we had a solid season in winning a league championship and we had some momentum heading into the tournament, but it didn't end the way we wanted it to end."

Last year, Kilbourne won the OCC-Central title at 12-2 and entered the tournament as the 10th seed. The Wolves lost to Westerville South 5-3 in the second round to finish 18-7 overall.

Kilbourne last won a district championship in 2006.

"We know Coffman has some strong players, and I know some of them," Meador said. "They're going to be wanting some revenge because we swept them last year. I know they'll be ready to play, but we're going to be ready to play, too."

Kilbourne handed Davidson its first league loss, beating the Wildcats 8-4 on April 18 as Cody Strayer pitched a complete game to improve to 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA. Three days later, the Wolves managed just four hits in a 7-1 loss to Davidson.

"We've been playing some really inconsistent baseball," Boulware said. "We'll get a good outing on the mound, but then the offense isn't there. With the weather, it's been real tough this spring to get into any kind of rhythm, but everybody has to deal with it."

Freshman Jacob Niggemeyer has been a consistent starter on the mound. Entering this week, he was 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 22 innings.

Boulware has yet to settle on a regular lineup.

"We've been trying to figure it out, but we can't get a consistent lineup," said Meador, who was batting .364 with a team-best 10 RBI and two doubles through 13 games. "I don't want to say everybody's replaceable, but that's what we're trying to stay away from. Everyone should go into a game knowing what their role is going to be."

Other top hitters for the Wolves through 13 games were Brandon Randolph (.361, 2 doubles, 4 RBI), Brian Hoskins (.345, 2 doubles, 6 RBI) and Jeremy Patterson (.333, 1 triple).