Leaverton will play for Seattle University this spring before returning home to Yakima for the summer. He was selected to participate in the All-State Baseball Series last summer after winning a district championship with West Valley High School.
“It’s nice to have a few hometown kids to get the crowd around those kinds of guys,” Pippins head coach Kyle Krustangel said. “He’s a big righty and comes with high regards. He’s got a firm fastball that lives in the upper 80s.”
He finished his senior campaign 4-0 with a 1.75 ERA, and was ranked the 11th-best right-handed pitcher in the class of 2021 by Perfect Game.