By Stephen Henderson\r\nAfter receiving a bye in the opening round of Conference 32 Tournament softball action last Monday, the Patrick County High School Lady Cougars defeated Hidden Valley 11-0 after five innings Wednesday.\r\nFriday, they played for the championship and lost to Abingdon 4-0. Patrick County plays Western Albemarle Monday in the opening round of Region 3A competition at Lady Cougar field.\r\nIn last Friday\u2019s game, the Lady Cougars had four hits, but just could not get the ball to fall in their favor.\r\n\u201cWe hit the ball hard and had some real good at-bats at the plate, but just couldn\u2019t get the ball out of Abingdon\u2019s gloves,\u201d said Coach Roger Wilson.\r\nZoe Hutchens, Brandi Woods, Savannah Moorefield and Melissa Pendleton each had a hit in the game.\r\nCassidy Largen pitched the entire game, striking out 10 Lady Falcon batters.\r\nLast Wednesday against Hidden Valley, the Lady Cougars picked up three runs in the first inning and eight runs in the third inning while sending 11 batters to the plate\u2014eight runs off nine hits.\r\nBrandi Woods started things off with a single, then a walk from Zoe Hutchens and Melanie Roberson reaching on an error. With the bases loaded, Hanna Hylton hit a hard ball up the center to score two runners.\r\nThe bases were loaded again when Montana Moorefield gapped one to the left side and cleared the bases with a three RBI single. Brandi Woods emptied the bases again with a two-run homer over the right-center fence.\r\nCassidy Largen threw a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts\u2014the only runners were a hit batter and two walks.\r\nBrandi Woods was 3-3 at the plate, scoring three runs, driving in two RBIs and hitting a homerun. Sydney Biggs, Montana Moorefield, Melanie Roberson, Savannah Moorefield, Melissa Pendleton and Hanna Hylton each had one hit.\r\nRegion 3 playoffs began Monday with the Lady Cougars hosting Western Albemarle at home.