2014 Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball)
2014 Second-Team Freshman All-American (Baseball America, Perfect Game, NCBWA)
2014 SEC All-Tournament Team
2014 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
A highly-touted southpaw with a fastball that consistently sits in the 90 mph range, and he features a very hard 12 to 6 curveball that he can command ... enjoyed an outstanding freshman season at LSU in 2014, earning Freshman All-America recognition as a starter in the Tigers' weekend rotation.
Appeared in 16 games (all starts), posting a 9-3 record and a 2.45 ERA in 91.2 innings with 26 walks and 52 strikeouts, and he limited opponents to a .222 batting average ... worked as LSU's No. 2 starter throughout the season behind first-team all-American Aaron Nola ... finished No. 12 in the SEC in both ERA and in opponent batting average ... pitched the first six innings of LSU's NCAA Baton Rouge Regional win over Southeastern Louisiana (May 30), allowing four runs on eight hits with one walk and one strikeout ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team after defeating Vanderbilt (May 21) - seven innings, one run on five hits, one walk, three strikeouts ... excellent outing in win at Auburn on May 15 - limited AU to three hits in eight shutout innings, recording one walk and five strikeouts ... outstanding outing at Texas A&M on May 3 - was not involved in the decision but limited the Aggies to two runs on seven hits in seven innings with five walks and three strikeouts ... excellent no-decision outing versus Tennessee (April 26), limiting the Vols to two runs on five hits in seven innings with one walk and four strikeouts ... solid 5.2 inning outing vs. Arkansas, limiting the Razorbacks to three runs on six hits with one walk and three strikeouts ... defeated Miss. State on April 5, limiting the Bulldogs to one unearned run on three hits in six innings with two walks and six strikeouts; fired a season-high 108 pitches in the outing ... recorded his first career SEC victory on March 22 with an exceptional performance against Georgia, earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... he worked 8.2 innings, limiting the Bulldogs to one run on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts ... Poche' fired 5.1 hitless innings before Georgia chopped an infield single in the sixth ... worked 4.1 innings in SEC debut at Vanderbilt (March 15), allowing four runs on five hits in 4.1 innings with five walks and three strikeouts ... defeated Texas Southern (Feb. 23) by working seven innings and limiting TSU to one run on four hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.
PRIOR TO LSU
2012 and 2013 Louisville Slugger All-American ... first team All-State in 2012 and 2013 ... 2013 Louisiana Mr. Baseball and Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2013 Class 4A Player of the Year and the MVP of the state championship game in leading Lutcher High to the title ....12-0 record in 2013 with a 0.61 ERA, 80 innings pitched and 143 strikeouts; also batted .429 with 12 doubles, eight homers and 40 RBI ... recorded an 11-1 mark as a junior with 122 Ks and a 1.12 ERA in 68.2 innings ... posted a 33-3 career high school pitching record ... also played quarterback and H-back for the Lutcher High football team ... a cum laude honor graduate and the Lutcher High senior athlete of the year in 2013.
Full name is Jared Marcus Poche'... parents are Jerry and Tessa Poche' ... father is a physician and mother is a homemaker ... has two older brothers, Corey and Dylan, and a younger brother, Cameron ... brother, Corey, played baseball at Nicholls State ... chose to attend LSU because “it has always been a dream of mine to play baseball at the best program in the country with the best fans in the country” ... majoring in kinesiology at LSU ... born November 21, 1994 in New Orleans.
Poche's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 8.2 vs. Georgia (3/22/14)
Strikeouts: 7 vs. Texas Southern (2/23/14)
Hits Allowed: 8 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (5/30/14)
Runs: 6 at Florida (3/29/14)
Earned Runs: 4 three times; most recently vs. Southeastern Louisiana (5/30/14)
Walks: 5 twice; most recently at Texas A&M (5/3/14)