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Softball Coach of the Year: Pete Waskiewicz, Mount de Sales

Pete Waskiewicz

Mount de Sales

In his 19th season coaching the Sailors, Waskiewicz led them to their third conference championship (and second Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title).

Mount de Sales won the Catholic League championship in 1998 and IAAM A Conference title in 2004, when Waskiewicz was honored as All-Baltimore City/County Coach of the Year.

This season, the No. 2 Sailors finished 17-4 overall and 16-1 in the IAAM A Conference. Three of their losses came to teams that finished the season ranked in the Top 10 -- No. 10 Seton Keough, No. 7 Northeast and No. 8 Perry Hall -- while their other defeat was to Northern-Calvert, the undefeated Class 3A state champion ranked No. 1 in the nation by MaxPreps.

“This season was the most rewarding of any I've had,” Waskiewicz said. “I've never been seeded No. 1 in the tourney -- tied with [Seton] Keough and won the coin toss. I knew we had pitching and defense, but didn't know if we would hit. We started hitting right out of the gate and never stopped. The team also played like a team together.”

In the IAAM championship game, Mount de Sales rallied for seven runs in the fifth inning en route to a 7-6 victory over Seton Keough.

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