The Charles City baseball team has had an outstanding start to the season but coach Rick Gabel and the Comets are hoping for a better finish this summer. Charles City is 12-0 and the new top ranked team in 3A in the latest Radio Iowa/Baseball Coaches Association poll. He says it’s been a complete group effort and he’s proud of what they’ve accomplished. Charles City lost to Decorah in a sub-state final last season. Gabel says to this point the key to their success has been simple, good pitching and a defense that has come around. Gabel says plenty of experience returned from last year’s team that finished 24-10, with five seniors who have set the tone.Charles City plays Waverly-Shell Rock tonight.