Athlete Of The Week: Kaylee Davis

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Athlete of the Week

Nauset junior Kaylee Davis. BRAD JOYAL PHOTO

NORTH EASTHAM — The Nauset softball team was beginning to feel desperate. The Warriors needed to find a pitcher who could throw strikes and force other teams to swing their bats.

Junior pitcher Kaylee Davis rose to the challenge for Nauset on Friday when she tossed a complete game to hold off Barnstable and lead the Warriors (4-10) to a lopsided 14-2 victory over their Cape and Islands League Atlantic Division rival.

Davis allowed two hits and struck out three batters en route to the victory. Nauset coach Harold Pini was most pleased with Davis’ command: she threw strikes and didn’t give the Redhawks many free passes on the base path.

“She’s not too overpowering, but she gets the ball over the plate,” Pini said. “She was throwing strikes and the kids were making plays behind her today.”

Pini said after the strong performance, Nauset will trust Davis in the pitcher’s circle down the stretch.

“We’ve had a lot of trouble with pitching this year, but we decided to go with Kaylee the rest of the year,” he said.

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