Kaylee Davis was too much inside the circle for the Midlothian Heritage Jaguars on Tuesday.

The Venus sophomore struck out 16 batters, walked one and allowed just two hits during the complete-game District 17-4A win, 8-1.

"Kaylie does a great job inside the circle for us,” Venus head softball coach Dayberly Spray told the Daily Light. “She is a leader and does a great job. I am proud of the way all of our kids are playing right now."

Davis, who leads the county with 230 strikeouts over 98.1 IP, previously told the Daily Light that she is “very excited and very confident inside the circle. I am ready to keep it going."

Davis has also slugged a team-high six home runs, six triples and plated 36 runs. She has scored 26 times and carries a .567-batting average and 1.150-slugging percentage.

On Tuesday evening, Heritage's Zoe Isom matched Davis pitch-for-pitch over the first five innings and even had the Jaguars in front, 1-0, as the game turned toward the sixth.

The Heritage lead was thanks to an Elizabeth Schmidt home run in the bottom of the second inning.

Venus, however, capitalized on several of the Jaguars six errors for the game in the top of the seventh inning.

The Lady Bulldogs sent 11 batters to the plate in the frame and scored seven runs on just three hits. Natalie Lopez (2), Maria Rodriguez, Peyton Willey and Davis all collected RBIs in the seventh inning.

Venus had already tied the game in the top of the sixth inning when Shyann Lewis reached base via a free pass and later scored on an error.

Venus improved to 17-2-2 with the victory and remains unbeaten in District 17-4A through six ball games.

The Jaguars fell to 8-11 on the season and 3-3 in District 17-4A with the loss. They have district wins this season against Life Waxahachie (23-0), Hillsboro (6-5) and Ferris (19-5).


Midlothian Heritage continues its homestand at 7 p.m. Friday against Ferris, while Venus hosts Life Waxahachie at 7 p.m. Friday.