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CHICAGO -- A perfect game, three homeruns and three doubles were the high points of a doubleheader sweep of Eastern Illinois April 24. The DePaul softball team disposed of the Panthers in five innings twice with 12-0 and 9-0 victories.

Freshman Sarah Martz threw the first no-hitter of her collegiate career and made it a special one by making it a perfect game. Martz struck out four and had only two balls threaten the bid. EIU's Kristin Darnell lined a shot back through the box that Martz was able to deflect, but saw it trickle away to her right. Shortstop Liz Bouck quickly pounced on the ball and fired to first nipping Darnell at the bag. The other tester was a line out to third base by Melissa Slama that Alyssa Hyem caught before Slama had taken a step out of the box.

Offensively, the Blue Demons chose EIU as its opponent to break out of its slump. DePaul entered the game hitting .228 in its last nine games, but five straight hits, four for extra bases, woke up the sleepy bats. Liz Bouck led off the game with a bunt single before the laser display began. Martz hit a triple off the base of the right centerfield wall; Shavaughne Desecki rifled a two-run homerun to right center; Gina Ramacci doubled down the left field line; Sarah Douglas added a second double down the left field line. When it was over, DePaul had scored five runs on five hits in the first inning.

Bouck later added her first double of the season on a ball down the left field line in the second, while junior Molly Sircher clubbed the first homerun of her career with an opposite field shot to right in the third inning.

Game two was similar to the first in that the offensive barrage continued. DePaul plated five runs in the first once again and capped off its scoring with a three run homerun by Tatum Allen in the third inning. For Allen, the homer snapped a 0-for-15 stretch in which she had been mired.

Lindsay Chouinard took the win in game two giving up just one hit and striking out nine in five innings of work. Chouinard improved her record to 18-5.

On the day, Ramacci was a perfect 5-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. Bouck was nearly perfect at 4-for-5 with five runs scored. Katy Kukman registered DePaul's third double while going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Desecki also had three hits on the day.

The pair of wins improves DePaul's record to 38-11-1. The Blue Demons will host Loyola-Chicago in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. this Thursday, April 26. Game 1 Box

                        The Automated ScoreBook
            Eastern Illinois at DePaul Blue Demons (Game 1)
              Apr 24, 2001 at Chicago, Ill. (Wish Field)

Eastern Illinois 0 (9-31)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Kristin Darnell c.........  2  0  0  0    0  1  1  3 
Amy Barr lf...............  2  0  0  0    0  2  0  0 
Kristen Becker dh.........  2  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Melissa Slama 1b..........  2  0  0  0    0  0  4  1 
Keri Hagerty ss...........  2  0  0  0    0  1  1  1 
Carissa Freidewald 2b.....  2  0  0  0    0  0  1  3 
Jessi Robertson 3b........  1  0  0  0    0  0  2  0 
Jenny Herber cf...........  1  0  0  0    0  0  1  0 
Carrie Ninness rf.........  1  0  0  0    0  0  1  0 
Trish Sanders p...........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Jen Green p............... 0  0  0  0    0  0  1  0 
Totals.................... 15  0  0  0    0  4 12  8 


DePaul Blue Demons 12 (37-11-1)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Liz Bouck ss..............  3  3  3  0    0  0  0  3 
Sarah Martz p.............  3  2  2  2    0  0  0  3 
Shavaughne Desecki rf.....  2  2  2  2    0  0  1  0 
 Molly Sircher ph/lf....... 1  1  1  2    0  0  1  0 
Gina Ramacci c............  3  1  3  1    0  0  4  0 
Katy Kukman 2b............  3  2  2  1    0  0  1  1 
Christina Douglas dh......  1  1  0  1    1  1  0  0 
Sarah Douglas 1b..........  2  0  1  2    0  0  2  0 
 Amy Starr 1b.............. 0  0  0  0    1  0  4  0 
Dana Jakusz cf............  1  0  0  0    1  0  0  0 
 Laura Visin ph/lf......... 0  0  0  0    1  0  0  0 
Tatum Allen lf/rf.........  2  0  0  0    0  0  1  0 
Alyssa Hyem 3b............  1  0  0  0    0  0  1  1 
Totals.................... 22 12 14 11    4  1 15  8 



Score by innings:                R  H  E
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Eastern Illinois      000 00  -  0  0  1
DePaul Blue Demons    552 0   - 12 14  0
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E - Js Robertson. 
LOB - Blue Demons 2. 
2B - Bouck(1); Ramacci; Kukman. 3B - Martz(6). 
HR - Desecki(4); Sircher(1). 
CS - Ramacci; Starr. 

Eastern Illinois       IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Trish Sanders.......  1.0   9   8   8   1   1  12 13 
Jen Green...........  3.0   5   4   4   3   0  10 13 


DePaul Blue Demons     IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Sarah Martz.........  5.0   0   0   0   0   4  15 15 



Win - Martz 20-6.  Loss - Sanders.  Save - None.
WP - Sanders; Green. 
Umpires - 
Start: 3 p.m.   Time: 1:05   Attendance: 103
Sanders faced 4 batters in the 2nd.

Play-by-play

                        The Automated ScoreBook
            Eastern Illinois at DePaul Blue Demons (Game 1)
              Apr 24, 2001 at Chicago, Ill. (Wish Field)


Score by innings:                R  H  E
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Eastern Illinois      000 00  -  0  0  1
DePaul Blue Demons    552 0   - 12 14  0
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Eastern Illinois inning 1

  Darnell struck out swinging.  Barr struck out looking.  Becker grounded out
  to p.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul Blue Demons inning 1

  Bouck singled, bunt, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b, advanced
  to third.  Martz tripled to right center, RBI; Bouck scored.  Desecki
  homered, 2 RBI; Martz scored.  Ramacci doubled down the lf line.  Kukman
  doubled down the lf line, RBI; Ramacci scored.  C. Douglas struck out
  swinging.  S. Douglas grounded out to 2b; Kukman advanced to third.  Kukman
  scored on a wild pitch.  Jakusz walked.  Allen lined out to rf.  5 runs, 5
  hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Eastern Illinois inning 2

  Slama flied out to rf.  Hagerty struck out swinging.  Friedewald grounded
  out to ss.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul Blue Demons inning 2

  Bouck doubled down the lf line.  Martz singled to left field, RBI; Bouck
  scored.  Desecki singled down the rf line; Martz advanced to third.  Ramacci
  singled through the left side, RBI; Desecki advanced to second; Martz
  scored.  Green to p for Sanders.  Kukman singled to left field; Ramacci
  advanced to second; Desecki advanced to third.  C. Douglas walked, RBI;
  Kukman advanced to second; Ramacci advanced to third; Desecki scored.  C.
  Douglas advanced to second on a wild pitch; Kukman advanced to third;
  Ramacci out at home c to p.  S. Douglas singled up the middle, advanced to
  second on the throw, 2 RBI; C. Douglas scored; Kukman scored.  Jakusz
  grounded out to ss; S. Douglas out at third 1b to 3b.  5 runs, 6 hits, 0
  errors, 0 LOB.

Eastern Illinois inning 3

  Starr to 1b for S. Douglas.  Js Robertson grounded out to 2b.  Herber
  grounded out to ss.  Ninness out at first p to 2b, bunt.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0
  errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul Blue Demons inning 3

  Allen grounded out to 2b.  Bouck singled to pitcher.  Martz grounded out to

  2b; Bouck advanced to second.  Sircher pinch hit for Desecki.  Sircher
  homered to right field, 2 RBI; Bouck scored.  Ramacci singled to right
  field.  Ramacci out at second c to ss, caught stealing.  2 runs, 3 hits, 0
  errors, 0 LOB.

Eastern Illinois inning 4

  Sircher to lf.  Allen to rf.  Darnell out at first p to 3b to 1b.  Barr
  struck out swinging.  Becker flied out to lf.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
  LOB.

DePaul Blue Demons inning 4

  Kukman popped up to 2b.  Hyem to 3b for C. Douglas.  / for Hyem.  Hyem lined
  out to cf.  Starr walked.  Visin pinch hit for Jakusz.  Visin walked; Starr
  advanced to second.  Starr out at third c to 3b, caught stealing.  0 runs, 0
  hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Eastern Illinois inning 5

  Sircher to cf.  Visin to lf.  Slama lined out to 3b.  Hagerty flied out to
  rf.  Friedewald grounded out to ss.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Sanders faced 4 batters in the 2nd.
Game 2 Box
                        The Automated ScoreBook
            Eastern Illinois at DePaul Blue Demons (Game 2)
              Apr 24, 2001 at Chicago, Ill. (Wish Field)

Eastern Illinois 0 (9-32)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Kristin Darnell c.........  2  0  0  0    0  1  0  0 
Carrie Ninness rf.........  2  0  0  0    0  2  1  0 
Kristen Becker p/1b.......  2  0  0  0    0  2  3  0 
Jen Green dh..............  1  0  1  0    1  0  0  0 
Bridget Nichols ss........  2  0  0  0    0  1  0  3 
Carissa Freidewald 2b.....  2  0  0  0    0  1  1  2 
Jessi Robertson 3b........  1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Lorie Daniel p............ 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
 Keri Hagerty p............ 1  0  0  0    0  1  1  0 
Amy Barr lf...............  2  0  0  0    0  1  0  1 
Melissa Slama 1b/3b.......  2  0  0  0    0  0  5  0 
Jenny Herber cf/pr........  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  0 
Totals.................... 17  0  1  0    1  9 12  7 


DePaul Blue Demons 9 (38-11-1)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Liz Bouck ss..............  2  2  1  0    0  0  1  0 
 Amy Starr ph/1b........... 1  0  1  0    0  0  2  0 
Sarah Martz dh............  1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Shavaughne Desecki rf.....  3  1  1  1    0  0  1  0 
Gina Ramacci c............  2  1  2  1    0  0  5  0 
 Molly Sircher lf/cf....... 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Katy Kukman 2b............  2  1  1  1    0  0  0  0 
 Christina Douglas 2b...... 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
Lindsay Chouinard p.......  2  1  0  0    0  0  0  1 
Sarah Douglas 1b/3b.......  2  1  1  0    0  0  1  1 
Dana Jakusz cf............  1  1  0  1    0  0  1  0 
 Laura Visin lf............ 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Tatum Allen lf/c..........  2  1  1  3    0  0  4  0 
Alyssa Hyem 3b/ph.........  2  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
Totals.................... 22  9  8  7    0  0 15  4 



Score by innings:                R  H  E
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Eastern Illinois      000 00  -  0  1  4
DePaul Blue Demons    513 0   -  9  8  1
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E - Nichols; Js Robertson; Slama 2; Kukman. 
LOB - Panthers 3; Blue Demons 2. 
HR - Allen(2). 
SB - Bouck(25). 
SF - Jakusz. 

Eastern Illinois       IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Kristen Becker......  2.0   5   6   2   0   0  13 14 
Lorie Daniel........  1.0   3   3   2   0   0   6  6 
Keri Hagerty........  1.0   0   0   0   0   0   3  3 


DePaul Blue Demons     IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Lindsay Chouinard...  5.0   1   0   0   1   9  17 18 



Win - Chouinard 18-5.  Loss - Becker.  Save - None.
WP - Lo. Daniel 2. 
Umpires - 
Start: 4:30 pm   Time: 1:02   Attendance: 135

Play-by-play

                        The Automated ScoreBook
            Eastern Illinois at DePaul Blue Demons (Game 2)
              Apr 24, 2001 at Chicago, Ill. (Wish Field)


Score by innings:                R  H  E
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Eastern Illinois      000 00  -  0  1  4
DePaul Blue Demons    513 0   -  9  8  1
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Eastern Illinois inning 1

  Darnell struck out swinging.  Ninness struck out swinging.  Becker struck
  out swinging.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul Blue Demons inning 1

  Bouck singled to pitcher, bunt.  Bouck stole second.  Martz grounded out to
  1b unassisted; Bouck advanced to third.  Desecki singled to left center,
  RBI; Bouck scored.  Ramacci singled through the left side; Desecki advanced
  to second.  Kukman singled up the middle, RBI; Ramacci advanced to second;
  Desecki scored.  Chouinard reached on an error by ss; Kukman advanced to
  second; Ramacci advanced to third.  S. Douglas reached on an error by 1b;
  Chouinard advanced to third; Kukman scored, unearned; Ramacci scored,
  unearned.  Jakusz flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Chouinard scored, unearned. 
  Allen grounded out to ss.  5 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Eastern Illinois inning 2

  Green singled to left field.  Herber pinch ran for Green.  / for Herber. 
  Nichols struck out swinging.  Friedewald reached on a fielder's choice;
  Herber advanced to second on an error by 2b.  Js Robertson reached on a
  fielder's choice; Friedewald advanced to second; Herber out at second 3b to
  ss.  Barr lined out to cf.  0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

DePaul Blue Demons inning 2

  Herber to cf.  Bouck reached on an error by 3b.  Hyem pinch hit for Martz. 
  / for Hyem.  Hyem grounded out to 2b; Bouck advanced to second.  Desecki
  grounded out to 1b unassisted; Bouck advanced to third.  Ramacci singled to
  right field, RBI; Bouck scored, unearned.  Kukman grounded out to ss.  1
  run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Eastern Illinois inning 3

  Hyem to 3b.  Slama grounded out to p.  Darnell flied out to rf.  Ninness
  struck out swinging.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

DePaul Blue Demons inning 3

  Becker to 1b.  Lo. Daniel to p for Js Robertson.  Slama to 3b.  Chouinard
  flied out to rf.  S. Douglas singled to left center.  S. Douglas advanced to

  second on a wild pitch.  S. Douglas advanced to third on a wild pitch. 
  Jakusz reached on an error by 3b.  Allen homered, 3 RBI; Jakusz scored,
  unearned; S. Douglas scored.  Starr pinch hit for Bouck.  Starr singled, out
  at second lf to 2b.  Hyem grounded out to p.  3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0
  LOB.

Eastern Illinois inning 4

  Starr to 1b.  Hyem to ss.  Sircher to lf for Ramacci.  C. Douglas to 2b for
  Kukman.  S. Douglas to 3b.  Allen to c.  Becker struck out looking.  Green
  to dh for Herber.  Herber to cf.  Green walked.  Herber pinch ran for Green.
  / to cf for Herber.  Nichols grounded out to 3b; Herber advanced to second.
   Friedewald struck out looking.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

DePaul Blue Demons inning 4

  Hagerty to p for Lo. Daniel.  Desecki grounded out to 2b.  Sircher lined out
  to p.  C. Douglas grounded out to ss.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Eastern Illinois inning 5

  Sircher to cf.  Visin to lf for Jakusz.  Hagerty struck out swinging.  Barr
  struck out looking.  Slama grounded out to 2b.  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
  LOB.