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Airline pitcher Backofen signs with ULM

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Airline left-handed pitcher Kyle Backofen signed with Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday during a ceremony in the school library.

Wednesday was the first day of the early signing period.

Backofen was named the Outstanding Pitcher on the All-District 1-5A team last spring. He was also a first-team All-Parish selection.

Backofen went 6-1 with a 2.15 ERA for the district champion Vikings. He had 65 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings.

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune Airline pitcher Kyle Backofen poses with his coaches after signing with ULM during a ceremony Wednesday in the school library.
Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune
Airline pitcher Kyle Backofen poses with his coaches after signing with ULM during a ceremony Wednesday in the school library.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com