After a stray beach ball seemed to spark a late LSU rally in the Tigers’ 5-4 comeback win over Florida State, a New Orleans restaurant wants to make sure the Tigers have enough beach balls to get them to the College World Series championship.
Compère Lapin, the Warehouse District restaurant from chef Nina Compton, posted a screen shot of an Amazon purchase on its social media accounts Sunday morning. It appears the restaurant sent 30 beach balls to LSU fans at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, set to arrive on Tuesday.
“To our friends in Omaha, be on the lookout for 30 beach balls coming your way. #geauxtigers #cws,” the restaurant posted, along with the screen shot.
The beach ball made its appearance in the eighth inning of Saturday night’s game between LSU and Florida State. With Cole Freeman on first base and Antoine Duplantis at the plate, the beach ball made its way to the field from the right-field bleachers. Florida State right fielder Steven Wells picked it up, tossed it back into the crowd and went back to his position.
The next time Wells was in action, he allowed Duplantis’ single to roll under his glove. When Freeman and Duplantis both advanced on his mistake, he compounded his first error by uncorking a wild throw to second base, allowing Freeman to score the tying run.
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