After graduating from Richards High School in 1973 (where he was an All-Area basketball player), Ken Flaws started his softball career with Scotch Mist, a team sponsored by a local tavern. Ken’s career really took off in 1975 when Ed Zolna saw him play in Dolton, and recruited him to play with the Bobcats. A shortstop who also played most middle infield positions, Flaws helped the Bobcats win four ASA Nationals from 1976 to 1979. Over the next twenty years, his skills helped three other teams win National titles; the Whips in 1980, Splinters in 1991 and 1998, and Lettuce in 1999. Ken Flaws best remembers the 1991 National title won by the Splinters, when they came out of the losers bracket in Kingman, Arizona to win the Championship for the first time. In 2001, Flaws worked as a stock trader. Ken and his wife Luanne have three daughters; Breanna, Jannelle and Teigan.