Erie SeaWolves catcher James McCann will have to wait for his first appearance in a Double-A baseball game.
McCann, the Detroit Tigers’ first pick in the 2011 amateur draft, arrived in Erie too late to compete in Wednesday’s game against Trenton. He watched the Thunder take a seven-run lead en route to a 7-4 win at Jerry Uht Park.
The outcome left Erie 28-29 in the Eastern League’s Western Division and Trenton (33-24) co-leaders with New Britain in the Eastern Division standings.
– Mike Copper
When the teams play their final regular season game Thursday, Erie manager Chris Cron should have Detroit’s 2010 and 2011 first picks at full disposal. McCann joined third baseman Nick Castellanos, who was summoned from Single-A Lakeland (Fla.) before Tuesday’s game.
Castellanos matched his SeaWolves’ debut with two hits in Wednesday’s loss. Jamie Johnson added two hits and scored twice.
Luke Murton capped Trenton’s offense with a two-run home run onto Erie Insurance Arena’s roof. Murton’s bomb was off David Kopp, another newcomer to Erie’s roster.
The Tigers signed Kopp as a free agent to replace pitcher Mark Sorensen, who announced his retirement before Wednesday’s game.