Lloyd Livernash won't let age get in the way of his love for the game of baseball. At 82 years old, Livernash continues to play in senior softball leagues in Buckley, Wash.
Born Oct. 18, 1927 in Tacoma, Livernash graduated from Buckley High School in 1945. That spring, he formed a high school baseball team at Buckley with some of his friends, playing six games against Sumner, Puyallup and Clover Park. The Buckley team played in jeans or corduroy pants, while their opponents all had uniforms.
Livernash participated in seemingly every sport in high school, including tennis, basketball, football, baseball and now softball. He was the Puget Sound League Junior High tennis champion in 1942, as well as a Puget Sound League honorable mention end in football in 1944.
He played with the Wilkeson Eagles, South Prairie and Black Diamond baseball teams between 1947 and 1952. From 1959 to 1969, he played for Buckley JC's and Gene Emry's slow pitch softball teams.
Since 1987, Livernash has participated in senior softball teams. His North West 75s team won the western, national and world Triple Crown at the Senior Softball World Championship tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2004.
Livernash started night school at Pacific Lutheran University in 1960, graduating 10 years later with a degree in education. He earned his masters in education from Western Washington University in 1981.