case 'Jesse Baker':
Sue Vincent was born in Olympia in 1950 and graduated from Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen in 1968. She worked for the Department of Defense at McChord AFB and Ft. Lewis, retiring in 2001 as a Budget Analyst.
recollection of playing softball came as an 8-year-old girl in
Aberdeen. She played on various teams throughout her teen years, as
a pitcher and fielder.
During one State To
Tournament in Othello, Washington, she won MVP Honors, even though her team had placed fourth in the tournament. Sue remained in Aberdeen for 3 years after graduating from high school.
After moving to Tacoma in 1971, Sue played first base for Pizza Pete, coached by Bill Hebert. From 1972-8l, she played for one team that had three different sponsors: Creekwater Dispensary, B&E Tavern, and B.J.'s All Stars, all coached by Joyce Wolf. She finished her playing career in 1982 with B&I Sports coached by Carl Lopez.
Sue earned all-star selection in many tournaments, including the 1972 and 1973 Regionals, and she was twice voted MVP of major tournaments. With a lifetime batting average of .450, she helped her team win Regionals, and qualify for Nationals on four occasions.
During the off-season she played basketball, and after hanging up her softball glove, golf became her passion which she enjoys today. Sue now spends her winters in Arizona, soaking up the winter sun.