FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 18, 2011

 

ALLAIRE, LEVESQUE & HOPKINS
NAMED ALL-LITTLE EAST

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College junior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA), pitcher/designated hitter Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) and junior outfielder Brent Hopkins (Cranston, RI) were named All-Little East Conference for their performance in baseball.

 

 

 Junior shortstop Kyle Allaire

 

Allaire was named First Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 39 games, starting 38 of them. Allaire is batting .404 (67-for-166) with 37 runs scored, 67 hits, six doubles, one home run, 28 RBI and 11 stolen bases. He owns a .458 slugging percentage, a .457 on-base percentage and a .930 fielding percentage. Allaire was also named the teamís MVP.

 

 

 Senior pitcher/designated hitter Gary Levesque

 

Levesque was named First Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 39 games, starting 37 of them. Levesque is batting .350 (56-for-160) with 31 runs scored, 56 hits, 13 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 49 RBI and one stolen base. He owns a .613 slugging percentage, a .380 on-base percentage and a .833 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, Levesque has appeared in 13 games, starting 11 of them. He is 5-5 with a 4.99 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 70.1 innings pitched.

 

 

 Junior outfielder Brent Hopkins

 

Hopkins was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He has played in 39 games, starting all of them. He is batting .320 (48-for-150) with 23 runs scored, 48 hits, eight doubles, seven home runs, 36 RBI and three stolen bases. Hopkins owns a .513 slugging percentage, a .388 on-base percentage and a .819 fielding percentage.

 

Head Coach Scott Virgulakís team is 20-18 overall and finished the regular season with a 6-8 (fifth place tie) in the Little East. The Anchormen earned an automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament by winning the programís second Little East Conference Tournament (2005) with wins over Eastern Connecticut (6-4; 12 inn.), UMass Dartmouth (2-1), Keene State (3-2) and the Warriors once again (7-5) in the Championship Game.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will face MIT on Wednesday, May 18 (9:30 a.m.) in the New England Regional of the NCAA Div. III Baseball Tournament, hosted by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass.

 

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