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Bulls edge Chiefs; Martin perfect

Published Oct. 1, 2005

Bloomingdale continued to dominate area big-school teams Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Chamberlain, extending its season record to 9-1. The Chiefs dropped to 7-6.

Junior right-hander Natalie Deckert fanned 11 Chamberlain batters to improve her record to 8-0. She has struck out 51 batters in her past four games and leads the county with 87 for the season.

Chamberlain's Lori Greer (3-3) never was out of the game, however. Chamberlain coach Bob Diaz said it was her best outing of the season.

"Lori pitched a very good game tonight," Diaz said. "She had a good variety and kept good movement on the ball the whole game. I'm not happy with the score, but I am not disappointed with the play of the girls either. They were in it all the way."

Bloomingdale scored in the fifth on Heidi Buchanan's run-scoring double.

The first four innings was a pitchers' duel. Both struggled in the fourth inning, allowing a pair of runners to get on base with two outs, but each retired the sides with strikeouts.

Deckert recorded her fourth consecutive shutout with the three-hit victory.

Martin perfect for Plant

Host Plant High's Carrie Martin tossed a perfect game against Robinson in a 13-0 shortened victory. She pitched five innings, didn't allow a baserunner and struck out nine. The Panthers gave her plenty of run support by scoring in every inning, including six runs in the second.