After helping the Schaumburg Boomers win the Frontier League championship, outfielder/pitcher Sean Mahley became the second Boomers player to move on to affiliated ball.
The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased Mahley's contract, Boomers officials announced Thursday.
"Sean is well deserving of this opportunity," said Boomers manager Jamie Bennett, who earned the 2013 Frontier League Manager of the Year. "His ability as a hitter and a pitcher will give him a lot of flexibility at the next level. Sean has been a huge part of what we have been able to accomplish these last two seasons."
Mahley, 24, Mahley led the way for the Boomers offense in the playoffs with a .346 average (9-for-26) with 3 runs and 3 RBI as Schaumburg swept its way to a 6-0 record in the postseason.
For the season, his .312 batting average led the Boomers and he finished sixth in the league. In 77 games, he drew 41 walks, stole 17 bases and struck out just 55 times.
As a pitcher, Mahley was just as impressive, posting a 2.76 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 4 saves in 16.1 innings. Mahley became the first member of the Boomers to make two All-Star appearances after being voted in for the second straight season, and he took home the MVP honors for the All-Star contest after hitting a game-clinching two-run triple.
The Schaumburg Boomers will host the inaugural Boomerfest Celebration Oct. 3-6 at Boomers Stadium. The fest will feature live music, beer and a carnival, complete with rides, games and traditional carnival food.
For more information, visit boomersbaseball.com/boomerfest.