Pair of Boise Natives Added to Pippins Roster

YAKIMA, Wash.- Willamette sophomore Layton Wagner and Seattle University’s Jackson Reed mark two more additions to the Pippins roster this summer.

Wagner is a two-way player that has seen significant time on the mound to compliment his .303 batting average and five home runs this season.

The Bearcats standout earned D3 All-West Region last year after a 7-1 record, a 2.79 ERA, and 66 strikeouts to just 19 walks on the mound.

He followed up that performance by working his way to an All-NWC accolade this season, as the Bearcats wrap up the regular season this weekend.

A graduate of Timberline High School in Boise, Wagner was ranked the No. 1 third basemen in all of Idaho in 2019 with a career .322 batting average.

Fellow Boise native Reed will join him in Yakima this summer, after a solid first year at Seattle University.

“Jackson’s a freak athlete, very toolsy, a big bat that can also run well,” says Pippins head coach Kyle Krustangel. “Definitely an offensive threat in the lineup.”

Reed has 12 hits in 42 at-bats this year for the Redhawks, with half of those going for extra bases and 3 going for home runs.

The four-time letterwinner at Capital High School was All-State in both football and baseball, and helped his team to the state finals as a sophomore.

“He’s a guy that can change the game with his at-bats,” says Krustangel.

Reed and Wagner open up their summer ball season on June 3, when the Pippins play in a rematch of the 2021 WCL Championship Series against the Corvallis Knights. Tickets are available now on

By Zach McKinstry

May 3, 2022