Super Regional Notebook

WACO, Texas – The services of hot-hitting Clemson first baseman Andy D'Alessio are questionable for Sunday.

D'Alessio, who started suffering from cramps in his lower back and left hamstring late in the game Saturday, was pulled from the game in the sixth inning because of continued problems.

Tigers coach Jack Leggett said he's unsure whether or not D'Alessio will be able to play. The temperature is expected to reach the high 90s.

"He's been cramping up the last couple of days pretty good and he started to cramp up early into the ball game and just kind of hung in there for a few and he just didn't feel like he was helping the team at all," Leggett said. "It stuff in his lower and his legs, so we're going to try to get him squared away for tomorrow."

Leggett said Dr. Byron Harder will evaluate D'Alessio Sunday night and that he's just going to hope for the best Monday.

Another Jab at Widmann
As Baylor coach Steven Smith stepped down from his post-game press conference, he showed that he still has ill feelings over Clemson shortstop Stan Widmann choosing the Tigers over his team and that the freshman had the game-winning hit in Game 1 Saturday.

On Sunday, Widmann didn't have his best of days by going went 0-for-2 with an error that led to an unearned run for Baylor.

"Stan Widmann had a great game today, by the way," Smith said without being asked. "He's a talented player. I wish he would have stayed home. The funny thing is we've got a shortstop coming in here next year from Virginia whose dad went to Clemson. Figure that one out."

Major Slumps
The hitting woes of leftfielder Tyler Colvin and catcher Adrian Casanova continue to reach epic proportions.

In his last nine games, Colvin is just 4-for-35, which is an average of .114. Over the first two games at Baylor, Colvin has ended an inning four times.

"He's just got to get his confidence going and get himself a base hit and get his confidence rolling again," Leggett said. "He's just not being quite as aggressive maybe as he was before. We've got to get him back into that."

As hard as it is to believe, Casanova is struggling even worse. Over his last 11 games, the catcher is only 2-for-30, which is an average of .067.

"This time of year, we need to have as many guys in the order hitting as well as they possibly can," Leggett said. "That's just the way it is this time of year. Every team is pretty solid. There's a lot of parody. So the more guys we get rolling tomorrow, the better off we're going to be." Top Stories