May 31, 2011



Providence, RI-Rhode Island College junior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA) has signed a temporary contract to play with the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) this summer.


During the 2011 season at RIC, Allaire played in 42 games, starting 41 of them. He was named Third Team All-New England, First Team All-Little East Conference and team MVP. Allaire batted .398 (72-for-181) with 41 runs scored, 72 hits, six doubles, one home run, 30 RBI and 12 stolen bases. He owned a .448 slugging percentage, a .450 on-base percentage and a .931 fielding percentage. His 72 hits are a new program record for a single season.




Head Coach Scott Virgulak's team finished the season with a 22-20 overall record and a 6-8 (fifth place tie) in the Little East Conference. RIC went 4-0 at the 2011 Little East Conference Championship to win the program's second tourney title (2005) and advance to the NCAA Championships. RIC went 1-2 at the New England Regional from May 18-20, picking up a 12-2 win over MIT, which was the program's first NCAA win in 31 years.