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May 15, 2012

 

KYLE ALLAIRE NAMED LITTLE EAST
CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shortstop Joins Stone, Mustafa & Hoey on All-Conference Team

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA) was named the Little East Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Year and to the First Team All-Little East squad. Senior catcher J.P. Stone (Narragansett, RI) and classmate second baseman Joan Mustafa (Providence, RI), along with junior pitcher David Hoey (Lincoln, RI) also earned First Team All-LEC accolades.

 

Allaire shares the 2012 Player of the Year Award with Western Connecticut junior right fielder Conor Bierfeldt (Torrington, CT). The team MVP played in 43 games, starting all of them. Allaire batted .397 (71-for-179) with 44 runs scored, 71 hits, six doubles, 18 RBI, 26 walks and 14 stolen bases. He owned a .430 slugging percentage, a .478 on-base percentage and a .942 fielding percentage. Allaire became the programís all-time career hits leader against Eastern Connecticut on April 21. He led the Anchormen in batting average, runs scored, hits, on-base percentage and stolen bases. Allaire ranked second on the squad in walks, while also ranking third in total bases (77). His 71 hits on the year ranked second all-time in single-season program history, while his 44 runs scored ranked sixth all-time for a single season. Allaire also established a new single-season record for assists (147). He was named a Scholar-Athlete by the honorable, Gordon D. Fox, Speaker of the House, and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception held in the House Chamber at the Rhode Island State House on Monday, April 23. Allaire also received Rhode Island Collegeís John E. Hetherman Award at the Collegeís annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, May 2. He was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the year.

 

 

 Senior shortstop Kyle Allaire

 

Mustafa played in 40 games, starting all of them. He batted .331 (51-for-154) with 31 runs scored, 51 hits, 12 doubles, seven triples, one homer, 29 RBI, five walks and seven stolen bases. He owned a .519 slugging percentage, a .368 on-base percentage, and a .927 fielding percentage. Mustafa led the team in triples and was tied for the team lead in doubles. He also ranked second in total bases, slugging percentage and stolen bases, and third in batting average and hits. Mustafa established a new single-season program record with seven triples on the year.

 

 

 Senior second baseman Joan Mustafa

 

Stone played in 42 games, starting 41 of them. He batted .312 (49-for-157) with 39 runs scored, 49 hits, 10 doubles, three triples, 21 RBI, 17 walks and three stolen bases. Stone owned a .414 slugging percentage, a .399 on-base percentage and a .990 fielding percentage. He ranked second on the team in runs scored and third in triples.

 

 

 Senior catcher J.P. Stone

 

Hoey appeared in 12 games, starting seven of them. He was 6-2 with a 3.02 ERA, 46 strikeouts, three complete games and two shutouts in 59.2 innings of work. He led the Anchormen in ERA, wins, complete games and shutouts, while ranking second in both innings pitched and strikeouts. Hoey was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week twice on the year.

 

 

 Junior pitcher David Hoey

 

Head Coach Scott Virgulakís team finished the season with a 26-17 overall record and a 9-5 (third place) mark in the Little East. The Anchormenís 26 victories are a new program record.

 

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