The University of the Cumberlands (UC) baseball program has produced its fair share of stellar players throughout its history. From Independent League to Major League Baseball, UC has produced 17 professional players in its short existence and its latest honoree has done something that is highly regarded throughout the league.
Center fielder Sean Mahley (Cambridge, OH) was drafted this past season in the 2nd round of the Frontier League draft by the Schaumburg Boomers located in Schaumburg, Illinois. An outfielder and pitcher while at UC, Mahley is making his presence known for the Boomers in the outfield and has done quite well for himself this season. The beginning of his season was so good that he was actually chosen as a Frontier League All-Star. Going into the All-Star break, Mahley had a .281 batting average with 2 home runs and 24 runs batted in. He had also drawn 26 walks in the first half of the season leading to an on-base percentage of .395.
UC Head Coach Brad Shelton commented, “Sean has had a great first half of the season for Schaumburg. I am very proud of him. He has represented our program very well. His work ethic has gotten him to this point. Hopefully this is just the start for him in a successful career in professional baseball.”
On the season, Mahley is currently batting .280 with 3 home runs and 28 runs batted in while drawing 32 walks bringing his on-base percentage to .389. The Boomers are currently 35-25 in the Frontier League West Division, just .5 games back from first place currently held by the Windy City Thunderbolts with 36 games left to go in the season.