May 11, 2001
Orange Coast College baseball players, freshmen Scott Beerer and Mark Courvoisier and sophomore Josh McCanne, earned all-conference honors as voted by Orange Empire Conference coaches. Beerer, a Newport Harbor High product, gained first-team status as a utility player. He finished the regular season with a .370 batting average, the second-highest mark on the team. He also excelled on the mound, posting a 5-2 record to go with a 2.73 ERA. He struck out 52 and walked just 14 in 69 1/3 innings of work.
May 4, 2001
COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College baseball team must hope for an at-large playoff bid following Friday's 10-2 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Irvine Valley. The Pirates (24-16, 12-12 in conference) finished fifth in the OEC, but only the top four teams get an automatic bid. A playoff seeding meeting will take place Monday to determine the Bucs' fate. Newport Harbor High product Scott Beerer pitched seven strong innings to earn the win and improve to 5-2. He struck out 10 and walked only one. Offensively, Chris Sinner went 1 for 3, including a three-run double to lead the Pirates.
March 2, 2001
FULLERTON - The Orange Coast College baseball team blew a two-run lead as host Fullerton used a three-run eighth inning to win, 4-3, in the Orange Empire Conference opener for both teams Thursday. OCC pitcher Scott Beerer, a Newport Harbor High product, pitched seven innings and struck out five. He allowed 10 hits, but the Hornets (7-5, 1-0 in conference) picked up just one run. Second baseman Jake Garcia went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Pirates (10-3, 0-1)
March 14, 2001
CYPRESS - Scott Beerer belted a two-out home run in the 10th inning to lift Orange Coast College to a 12-11 Orange Empire Conference baseball victory at Cypress College Tuesday. Cypress had rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game, which lasted 3 hours, 45 minutes, into extra innings. Beerer (Newport Harbor High) and teammate Ryan Marcos were each 4 for 6 in the Pirates' 15-hit attack, while Glenn Hedgpeth, who started at shortstop, had a three-run homer and was the winning pitcher.
April 17, 2002
RIVERSIDE - The Orange Coast College baseball team answered a 3-0 deficit and snapped two-time defending state champion Riverside's 16-game winning streak with a 6-5 Orange Empire Conference road victory Tuesday. Coast (25-8, 10-7 in the OEC) is the first OEC team to defeat Riverside (32-5, 15-2) on its home field this season. OCC sophomore Glenn Hedgpeth, who led off the in the ninth inning, crushed a first pitch over left-center field for his seventh home run of the season, that gave the Pirates a 6-4 lead.
June 5, 2003
Sophomore left-hander Kyle Allen, the ace of Orange Coast College's pitching staff this season, was selected in the 32nd round -- No. 947 overall -- by the Colorado Rockies in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft Wednesday. Allen finished 2003 with a 3.35 ERA while going 6-5. The Trabuco Hills High grad struck out 120 batters in just 99 1/3 innings, including a school-record 18 in a 4-1 win against Riverside. Allen tossed six complete games and collected two saves for the Pirates (19-21-1, 8-16 in the Orange Empire Conference)
February 3, 2002
COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College baseball team showed two ways of winning Saturday, posting a close 6-5 victory over Eastern Utah and then a big 22-0 triumph over DeAnza in the conclusion of the Matt O'Brien Tournament at OCC. OCC sophomore pitcher Matt Clanton struck out 13 in seven innings. The Pirates (3-0) allowed four runs in the ninth inning, but held on for the win to open their doubleheader. OCC then used a 10-run fourth inning to blast DeAnza.
June 23, 2009
Scott Beerer, a former baseball star at Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College, is back in professional baseball after a two-year, injury-imposed absence. And Beerer, drafted in the second round (No. 47 overall) as a pitcher by the Colorado Rockies in 2003, has reinvented himself. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder is playing outfield for the Tri-City Dust Devils, a Class A affiliate of the Rockies based in Pasco, Wash. A torn labrum in his right shoulder derailed his pitching career, after earning All-American honors as a junior at Texas A&M. Beerer is clearly anxious to make up for lost time as a position player.
March 11, 2000
Tony Altobelli NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Harbor High's baseball team was looking for some positives in Friday's North Orange County Classic pool-play contest with visiting La Serna heading into Sea View League play on Wednesday. They're still looking. Not a lot of things went right for the Sailors in their 10-0 loss to the Lancers and with Irvine first on the Tars' league menu, some positives better be found. "I don't really know what to say after a game like that," Coach Jim Kiefer said.