GAME STORY: Washingtons lead AHS past Odessa High in 10-inning thriller

LUBBOCK — After outscoring Arlington High 41-0 over two games in its bi-district series, the No. 3 Abilene High softball team got a much stiffer challenge from Odessa High in Friday’s area-round opener at Lubbock Cooper.

But as has been the case so often this season, the Lady Eagles rose to the occasion when needed.

Hardin-Simmons University-bound senior Kaylen Washington pitched out of jam after jam, and junior phenom Alyssa Washington wowed the crowd with her glove, arm and bat as coach Jim Reese’s team outlasted the Lady Bronchos for a 5-4 win in 10 heart-pounding innings.

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