The following video was taken on July 12, 2021 prior to the Bourne Braves’ game against the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. Colton Bender was drafted in the 10th round with the 310th pick by the San Diego Padres, and the video shows him getting the call that he was going to be selected.
Colton Bender (@benderrr9) gets the call from the @Padres that he has been drafted.
He was recently signed to a permanent contract on the Cape and was hitting .273 with a home run and six RBIs with the @BourneBraves.#GoBravos @TheQBaseball | @RutgersBaseball pic.twitter.com/lSBO6ttEsA
— Nick Galle (@thenickgalle) July 12, 2021
The video was also picked up by the Cape Cod League itself and posted onto its social media accounts. The video gained the most traction on TikTok, where it received 892,200+ views and 142,200+ likes as of Oct. 23, 2021. The MLB’s account also left a comment. Below is the video on TikTok.
Congratulations, Colton Bender on getting drafted by the Padres! #fyp #baseball #capecod Video courtesy of Nick Galle, @thenickgalle on Twitter
Other social media statistics include (as of Oct. 23, 2021):
Facebook: 460,000+ views – 16,300+ reactions – 296 shares – 229 comments
Instagram: 9,787 views – 2,105 likes