2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
MLB Draft: 18th Round in 2012 (Minnesota); 9th Round in 2013 (Detroit)
A hard-throwing right-hander whose fastball routinely sits in the mid-90s and topped out at 97 in the summer of 2012 … also has a very hard and sharp breaking ball that he can use as a strikeout pitch … pitched the 2013 season at LSU before he was selected in the ninth round of the ’13 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers … signed with Detroit in the summer of 2013 … a member of the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sports administration major.
Made 24 appearances out of the LSU bullpen, posting a 3-0 mark and a 3.42 ERA in 26.1 innings with 13 walks and 25 strikeouts … recorded 12 strikeouts in his last 10.2 innings of work … credited with relief victory in Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional vs. Oklahoma (June 8), entering game in fifth inning and firing 1.2 scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and one strikeout … earned relief win in SEC Tournament semifinal game vs. Arkansas (May 25), limiting the Razorbacks to no runs on one hit in 2.0 innings with one strikeout… fired two shutout innings vs. McNeese State (April 30), allowing one hit with no walks and three strikeouts … recorded two scoreless innings vs. Kentucky (April 5), allowing just one hit … recorded first career LSU win March 20 vs. Northwestern State, firing 2.2 shutout innings with no hits, one walk and four strikeouts … worked 1.1 innings vs. Stephen F. Austin (March 5), recording three strikeouts while allowing one run on one hit.
Prior to LSU
Worked 19 innings in 11 relief appearances in 2012 at Chabot Community College in Hayward, Calif. as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery … began his collegiate career as a freshman at Long Beach State in 2011; transferred to Chabot CC after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his elbow … maintained a 4.0 GPA while earning 30 credit hours at Chabot, where he received Academic All-America honors … an All-Star performer at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif.
Parents are David and Jeanne LaMarche … has one younger sister, Danielle … says LSU “is a place where a player can first and foremost mature greatly as a person, and then elevate and refine his skills in baseball” …majoring in sports administration at LSU … born August 7, 1991 in Santa Clara, Calif.
LaMarche’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 2.2 vs. Northwestern State (3/20/13)
Strikeouts: 4 vs. Northwestern State (3/20/13)
Hits Allowed: 4 at Mississippi State (3/17/13)
Runs: 3 twice; most recently at Arkansas (4/13/13)
Earned Runs: 3 twice; most recently at Arkansas (4/13/13)
Walks: 3 twice; most recently at Arkansas (4/13/13)