Detroit Tigers Weekly Minor League Report: Welcome the class of 2021

West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder Parker Meadows waits to bat.
West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder Parker Meadows waits to bat. /
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After hitting an RBI single against the Altoona Curve in the first inning, Erie SeaWolves batter Spencer Torkelson, left, greets teammate Drew Ward coming out of the dugout on June 16, 2021, at UPMC Park in Erie. /

Double-A Erie SeaWolves 41-37 8GB Double-A Northeast-Southwest Division.

The SeaWolves lost their home series to Akron one game to five as they dropped the final four games of the series.  In the 10-2 win on Wednesday, Brady Policelli and Ryan Kreidler went deep and Riley Greene had an RBI double.   AJ Ladwig tossed six innings, allowing one run over four hits, and struck out five.

For the week, Policelli hit .409/.458./.955 with three home runs (9-for-22) and Spencer Torkelson also finished 8-for-22 (.364). Kreidler finished the month of July strong with an OPS of .967 against the Ducks and hit .286 (6-for-21). For the good week Policelli had, he earned a player of the week award.

A scary moment for Tigers fans this week as Riley Greene was hit in the helmet on Saturday night but was back in the lineup on Sunday.

Erie SeaWolves Hitters of the Month:

The SeaWolves were hot and cold offensively all month but nevertheless, Spencer Torkelson led the team in home runs with six followed by Kreilder with five. He was tied with Greene for batting average, batting .274, and slugged at a nice .500 clip.

Erie SeaWolves Pitchers of the Month:

As far as starters go, Joey Wentz in five starts pitched 19 innings, allowed 8 earned runs over 13 hits. He did strike out 25 but walks were an issue as he yielded 17.

Billy Lescher had a strong month of July as the right-hander struck out 15 in 9.2 innings of work, allowing just three walks and two earned runs over five hits.

For anyone growing up in the ’90s and watched the movie “That Thing You Do”, the SeaWolves announced a cool night coming up at the ballpark on Saturday, September 4 for the 25th anniversary as The Wonders come home.

The Seawolves hit the road to take on Harrisburg this week.