Looks like Trek Stemp is making an impression more than just opposing pitchers.
Kennewick's slugging senior is rated 14th in the nation among all high school shortstops, according to ESPN.
Stemp, who will continue the pipeline of Tri-Cities players to Washington State, also ranked fourth overall in the state and 44th in a region that stretches from California and Arizona all the way up to Alaska, though no Alaskan players were named in the top 50.
The No. 1-ranked Washington player is Camas catcher Clint Coulter, considered a can't-miss recruit for Arizona State who may go on the first day of baseball's draft.
Stemp, who got a lot of attention at the Area Code Games last summer, is off to another great start with the Lions, hitting .522 with four extra-base hits in 23 at-bats. Last season, he hit a .571 with an incredible 14 doubles, six triples and seven home runs. In fact, if you only counted extra-base hits (and counted singles as outs), he hit .351.