South’s 1991 baseball state champions to reunite Saturday

The 1991 South Salem High School state champion baseball team. (Courtesy/Neil Johnson)

Former South Salem High School baseball players who won the school a state championship three decades ago will reunite Saturday.

The 1991 Saxon championship team will sign autographs at Gilmore Field Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., according to an email from Neil Johnson, one of the former players who’s helping organize the event.

The Saxon Baseball Foundation will honor the 1991 squad, including head coach Terry Augen and assistant coaches Matt Boring, Pete Hoffert and Tony Sterns.

Johnson said his former teammates are traveling from Tennessee, Texas, Nevada and Washington to attend the event.

The 1991 team will cheer on the current Saxon team taking on Bend High School in a doubleheader, with games at noon and 2 p.m.

The 1991 team pictured above includes Derek Hegener, Andrew Woolard, Neil Johnson, Kelly Evans, Scott Hardin, Tony Aiello, Josh Unruh, Ned Matteson, Ron Hardin, Alan Heuberger, Kyle Stinchfield Gregg Rice, Luke Townsend, Todd Ouska, Scott Sasser, Neil Fera, Steve Hagen and Robert King.   

-Rachel Alexander