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Ken grew up in Fremont, and played in all levels of Youth baseball, including Legion ball in the years 1971-72-73. His outstanding Legion career was highlighted in 1972 when he was dominant in pitching Fremont to the State Tourney at Rosenblatt Stadium. This included wins over Norfolk and Columbus in the District and Area Tourneys, and a win over Grand Island in the State Tourney...all in a 10-day period! He was rewarded with a Kearney State Scholarship and was Rookie of The Year in 1973. He turned down being drafted by Cincinnati and had a great year for the Antelopes in 1974. He was All-District 11 pitching the “Lopes” to the District Championship the last day with a Herculean effort...13 2/3 innings, 211 pitches, 2 wins, 6 hits, 2 walks and 22 K’s. 1975 was just as spectacular. He was All Area 3 NAIA, All District 11, and 1975 FIRST TEAM NAIA ALL-AMERICAN. Ken did not rest on his previous laurels in 1976. He was First Team All-Conference Great Plains Athletic Conference and became the only pitcher in Kearney State College history to record a win over the Nebraska Huskers and was the only KSC pitcher in history with 3 NO-NO’s. He spent summers playing Semi-Pro Ball in Nebraska, primarily for the following teams: Osceola, Fremont, North Bend, Kearney Stars, and the Lincoln Pirates. Ken pitched the Kearney Stars to the State Semi-Pro Championship in 1976 in Genoa and was named First Team All-State Nebraska Semi-Pro.