CAMBRIDGE — The late A. Bartlett Giamatti said it best when he declared baseball was designed to break one’s heart.

CAMBRIDGE — Sophomore Maddie Pleasants tossed a no-hitter — her second this season — and Cambridge-South Dorchester High’s softball team gave her just enough offense in the right spots during a 7-1 victory over Washington Friday, April 5.

BERLIN — Cassidy Stubbs (three hits, three RBIs) and Megan Stubbs (two hits) each blasted solo home runs, and Jen Larrimore tossed a complete-game four-hitter, striking out a season-high 12, as the Colonels improved to 6-0 with a 12-1 victory at Stephen Decatur Monday, April 1.

CAMBRIDGE — Winners of the North Bayside championship two of the last three years, the Saints continued to demonstrate successful softball against tough competition Thursday afternoon.

AMERICAN CORNER — Usually, a team with as many errors as hits doesn’t come out on top. Tuesday, the Colonels survived their four miscues to win, despite just four hits.

SHILOH — Reigning North Bayside Division player of the year Madison Pleasants was flawless Monday, hurling a no-hitter as Cambridge-South Dorchester High’s softball team opened its season with a 10-0 victory at North Dorchester.

The North Bayside Division softball championship has been the exclusive property of Talbot and Caroline counties over the last 24 years.

For a decade now, a lot of the so-called smart money has been either on the Colonels or Saints in Mid-Shore baseball. The trend looks to continue this year.

CAMBRIDGE — Greg Bozman’s second stint as head coach of Crisfield High’s girls’ basketball team is looking just like his first with the program.

CAMBRIDGE — Once Davion Ralph and the Vikings get rolling on offense, it’s difficult not to envision the group going on an extended postseason run.

ANNAPOLIS — Cambridge-South Dorchester High’s Haley Pietras followed her Bayside Conference championship in the 200-yard freestyle by winning the 200 free at the Class 3A-2A-1A East Region swimming championships Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Arundel Swim Center.

LANDOVER — North Caroline High’s Emily Lewis didn’t get the start she wanted in the 55-meter hurdles, but she got the result she wanted.

CAMBRIDGE — Todd Martinek said he still hasn’t recovered from last Saturday’s excitement and stress brought on by Stephen Decatur High’s wrestling team winning the Class 3A state dual-meet title.