Mat Mikesell

Junior center fielder Cody Elliot became the 51st Ball State player drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft when he was selected in the 21st round by the Cleveland Indians Tuesday.

Elliot was picked 638th overall, the seventh pick of the 21st round.

He also marks the 16th consecutive draft that a Ball State player was selected.

Elliot was named to Second-Team All-Mid-American Conference last week. He led the Cardinals in hits, RBIs, runs, doubles, triples and stolen bases this past season. He recorded 24 multi-hit games this past season, which led the team.

Last year, three Cardinals were selected in the MLB Draft. Kolbrin Vitek was selected in the first round by the Boston Red Sox, Perci Garner was drafted in the second round by the Philadelphia Phillies and Zach Dygert was selected in the 22nd round by the Houston Astros.

2011 Stats

.325 batting average

Hits - 64

RBI - 38

Runs - 34

Doubles - 12

Triples - 5

Slugging percentage - .482

Stolen bases - 14

Total bases - 95

Multiple-hit games - 24

Last 5 Cardinals drafted

2011 - Cody Elliot (21st Round, Indians)

2010 - Kolbrin Vitek (1st Round, Red Sox)

2010 - Perci Garner (2nd Round, Phillies)

2010 - Zach Dygert (22nd Round, Astros)

2009 - Jeremy Hazelbaker (4th Round, Red Sox)