Airline’s Backofen, Brown combine for 1-hitter in Dixie Majors win


Airline pitchers Kyle Backofen and Matt Brown limited North DeSoto to one hit in a 1-0 Dixie Majors baseball victory Monday night.

Backofen got the win, pitching three innings of no-hit ball with six strikeouts. Brown allowed one hit in four innings and struck out five.

Daniel Gould drove in Airline’s run. Levi Holder had a double. Peyton Davis had a single.

Airline improved to 7-2 on the season, which ends Monday. The Vikings host Northwood Tuesday night at 8.

— Russell Hedges,