The Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team entered the week without a blemish on its record.

The Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team entered the week without a blemish on its record.

The Wolves were 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the OCC-Capital Division before playing Mount Vernon on April 12 in a makeup game from April 8.

After edging Marysville 3-2 in 14 innings in the opener March 26, Kilbourne rolled to wins over Dublin Coffman (8-3 on March 30), Wooster (7-0 and 13-4 on April 2) and league-rival Delaware (9-5 on April 5 and 12-2 on April 6).

First-year coach Mike Yinger is the dean of students at Delaware, where he coached from 2005-2012.

"It was a difficult position to be in because I like and respect their coach and players...," Yinger said. "They're classy."

In the first game against Delaware, the Wolves scored four runs in the second inning and five in the fourth to open a 9-1 lead. The next day, they had 12 hits and scored in all five innings as winning pitcher Dominic Frengel scattered five hits.

Frengel also got the win against Coffman, as he and reliever Ryan McDaniel combined on a five-hitter.

Drew George pitched six innings and Jacob Streets pitched the seventh in the first game against Wooster, while Reid Katz was the winning pitcher in the second game when the Wolves had 13 hits.

"Our pitching has been very strong and we're getting solid hitting from all 14 guys," Yinger said. "Drew George is our leading hitter, and Ryan McDaniel and Colton Hann are swinging well, too. I love the fact that we're getting quality at-bats, good contact in good counts from everyone. Our guys know how to play the game and that makes it enjoyable."

Cardinals get out to strong start

Thomas already is more than halfway to its win total from last year.

The Cardinals entered the week 6-1 overall and 1-1 in the OCC-Central. They finished 11-17 last season.

Thomas' lone loss through the first two weeks of the season came against league-rival Upper Arlington, 3-1 on April 4. Spencer Kiehl pitched for the host Cardinals, allowing only four hits in six innings.

The Cardinals rebounded to beat host UA 9-7 in eight innings on April 7. They trailed 7-3 before rallying to tie the game with four runs in the seventh and scoring two runs in the eighth. Trent Castle was the winning pitcher in relief, keeping the Golden Bears scoreless in the last three innings.

Thomas also rallied to beat visiting Cincinnati St. Xavier 9-4 on April 2, overcoming a 4-1 deficit and scoring five runs in the fifth. Andy Caddas hit a solo home run for the Cardinals.

Thomas also posted victories over Manchester (Ky.) Clay County (9-8 on March 26), New Albany (3-2 on March 29), Granville (5-3 on March 30) and Delaware (12-2 on April 6).

The Cardinals scored five or more runs in five of their first seven games and entered the week averaging 6.9 runs per game.