June 11, 2010
Elkins Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Draft
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Belmont's Packy
Elkins (Raleigh, N.C.) was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals
in the 37th Round (1129th overall) of the 2010 Major League
Baseball (MLB) Draft on Wednesday. He becomes the 26th player in
Belmont Baseball history to be drafted by a Major League Baseball
team and is the first Bruin to be drafted by the Cardinals Baseball
"I am very excited for Packy to continue the tradition of
players from Belmont to play professional baseball," said Head
. "He was a tremendous leader and team captain of the
2010 squad. I think he has all the skills and mental toughness to
make a great professional player."
Elkins had a long and distinguished career with the Bruins
after capping his senior campaign in 2010, batting a third-best
.327 on the team. He also led the team in slugging percentage
(.679), was second in home runs (15), and was ranked among the
top-five in single season home runs. Elkins, a regular starter in
the left side of the infield since his freshman year, departed the
program as Belmont's all-time bases-on-balls and sacrifice hits
leader. He also owns BU's single season and career marks in both
"I was pretty shocked when I heard actually," Elkins said. "I
am really excited and I think this is great for Belmont and the
program. I think a lot of guys in the future will be moving on out
of Belmont in the next couple of years."
Elkins is the sixth Bruin drafted since 2007, joining Daniel
, who was drafted both in 2008 and 2009, Carlo Testa, Ben
Petsch and Wilson Tucker.
Continue to check www.belmontbruins.com for additional Belmont
selections in the 2010 MLB Draft.