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June 15, 2012

 

ALLAIRE PLAYS IN NEIBA ALL-STAR GAME;
THREE ANCHORMEN LOOK TO LINE UP
SUMMER LEAGUE POSITIONS

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA) took part in the 38th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game, played at Campanelli Field in Brockton, Mass. on Monday, June 11. He went 0-2 with a run scored.

 

Allaire closed out his four-year career at RIC this past spring having played in 142 games, starting 134 of them. He batted .378 (216-for-571) with 132 runs scored, 216 hits, 21 doubles, two triples, one home run, 86 RBI, 62 walks and 36 stolen bases. Allaire owned a .427 slugging percentage, a .442 on-base percentage and a .931 fielding percentage. He departs as the all-time leader in career hits and career assists (429), and is also tied for the all-time lead in career runs scored.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2012, Allaire was named First Team All-New England by D3Baseball.com, Second Team All-New England by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA), was the Little East Conference Co-Player of the Year, First Team All-Little East and the team’s MVP. He 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 program’s 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 for a single season in program history, while his 44 runs scored ranked sixth all-time for a single campaign. Allaire also established a new single-season record for assists (147). He was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the year.

 

In addition, three Anchormen are looking to secure positions in prominent summer leagues.

 

Junior pitcher David Hoey (Lincoln, RI) recently signed a temporary contract with the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). Sophomore designated hitter/outfielder Alex Verrecchia (Cranston, RI) and freshman right fielder Dean Grasso (Cranston, RI) attended the Cape Cod Baseball League Tryout on Monday, June 11.

 

 

 Junior pitcher David Hoey

 

Hoey was named First Team All-Little East this past season. He appeared in 12 games, starting seven of them. Hoey 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 innings pitched and strikeouts. Hoey was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week twice on the year.

 

 

 Sophomore designated hitter Alex Verrecchia

 

This past spring, Verrecchia played in 42 games, starting 40 of them. He batted .275 (38-for-138) with 29 runs scored, 38 hits, 10 doubles, two triples, one homer, 30 RBI and 31 walks. Verrecchia owned a .399 slugging percentage, a .409 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. He led the team in walks and ranked third in RBI. Verrecchia’s 31 walks rank third all-time in single-season program history.

 

Grasso played in 43 games, starting all of them, this past spring. He batted .372 (61-for-164) with 34 runs scored, 61 hits, seven doubles, five triples, five homers, 36 RBI, 11 walks and five stolen bases. Grasso owned a .567 slugging percentage, .417 on-base percentage and a .960 fielding percentage. He led the team in home runs, RBI, total bases (93) and slugging percentage, while ranking second in batting average, hits, triples and on-base percentage. He was third in runs scored and steals. Grasso’s 61 hits ranked fifth all-time in single-season program history, while his 93 total bases ranked eighth all-time. He was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 Freshman right fielder Dean Grasso

 

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

 

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