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Jared Poche'
Player Profile:
Jared Poche' 1509740
Position: Left-handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 217 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Lutcher, La.
High School: Lutcher HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 11/21/1994

2016 LSU Wally Pontiff Jr. Scholar Athlete Award
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Second-Team All-Louisiana
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

MLB Draft: 14th Round in 2016 (San Diego)

A highly-touted southpaw who enters his senior season with 27 career wins; he needs 11 wins to tie Scott Schultz (38 wins, 1992-95) for the most career pitching victories in LSU history ... Poche' needs just two wins to move into the Top 10 in the LSU career wins category ... features a fastball that consistently sits in the 90 mph range, and he has a very hard 12 to 6 curveball that he can command ... selected by the San Diego Padres in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, but elected to return to LSU for his senior season ... a member of the 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a kinesiology major ... received the 2016 Wally Pontiff Jr. Scholar Athlete Award as the LSU baseball player that best combines athletic and academic acumen.

2016 Season
Made 19 appearances (17 starts), posting a 9-4 mark and a 3.35 ERA in 102 innings with 37 walks and 87 strikeouts ... finished No. 5 in the SEC in wins and No. 7 in innings pitched ... was brilliant in LSU's postseason games (SEC and NCAA Tournaments), recording a 3-0 mark and a 1.88 ERA in 24 innings (four appearances, three starts) with five walks, 23 strikeouts and a .200 opponent batting average ...posted two wins in the NCAA Regional – defeated Utah Valley (June 3) in a starting role, allowing one run on five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts; returned to the mound in relief on June 7 versus Rice and turned in dominant effort, limiting the Owls to one hit with no walks and six strikeouts in six scoreless innings -- Poche' retired 18 of the 19 Rice batters he faced in the outing ... defeated Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament (May 26), limiting the Bulldogs to one earned run on seven hits in 6.2 innings with two walks and three strikeouts ... quality start versus Florida (May 20), limiting the Gators to two runs – one earned – on seven hits in six innings with three walks and four strikeouts ... earned win at Tennessee (May 14), allowing two runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings with two walks and three strikeouts ... defeated Missouri (April 15), working six innings and allowing five runs on nine hits with two walks and five strikeouts ... blanked Vanderbilt in seven innings of work on April 7, allowing just four hits with three walks and eight strikeouts, tying his career-high for strikeouts ... earned the win for the Tigers in Game 2 at Auburn (April 2) with a magnificent effort – Poche' limited the potent Auburn lineup to one run on five hits in 6.1 innings with four walks and six strikeouts ... earned the 20th win of his career with seven shutout innings on March 4 against Fordham ... scattered eight hits while recording two walks and five strikeouts ... he became the fourth pitcher to record 20 or more career wins during head coach Paul Mainieri's 10-year tenure at LSU, joining Jared Bradford (20), Louis Coleman (24) and Aaron Nola (30) ... recorded his first win of the season with six shutout innings on Feb. 26 against Sacramento State ... allowed just two singles while recording three walks and eight strikeouts.

2015 Season
Appeared in 18 games (all starts), posting a 9-2 mark and a 3.05 ERA in 109.1 innings with 25 walks and 72 strikeouts ... pitched LSU to victory in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional versus UL-Lafayette (June 7), leading the Tigers to a College World Series berth ... limited UL-Lafayette to one run on five hits in 7.2 innings with one walk and seven strikeouts ... defeated UNC-Wilmington (June 1) in the final game of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, firing 8.2 innings and allowing no runs on six hits with one walk and a career-high eight strikeouts ... finished No. 4 in the SEC in innings pitched (109.1) ... pitched a career-high nine innings in LSU's win at Mississippi State (April 30), limiting the Bulldogs to two earned runs on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts ... turned in an excellent outing on April 23 against Texas A&M, limiting the Aggies to just one earned run on six hits in seven innings with no walks and one strikeout ... defeated Georgia (April 18), limiting the Bulldogs to one run on four hits in seven innings with one walk and five strikeouts ... earned win over Auburn (April 10), allowing two runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings with one walk and five strikeouts ... pitched eight excellent innings in no-decision game at Alabama (April 2), allowing just one run on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts ... worked five innings to defeat Ole Miss (March 13), allowing two runs on two runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts ... defeated eighth-ranked Houston at the Houston College Classic in Minute Maid Park (March 6) ... limited the Cougars to two runs on four hits in 7.2 innings with three walks and four strikeouts ... posted win over Princeton (Feb. 27), limiting the opponent to two runs on six hits in 6.2 innings with one walk and five strikeouts.

2014 Season
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.

Personal
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, La.

Poche's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9.0 at Mississippi State (4/30/15)
Strikeouts: 8 four times; most recently vs. Utah Valley (6/3/16)
Hits Allowed: 10 at Arkansas (3/19/15)
Runs: 7 vs. Mississippi State (4/22/16)
Earned Runs: 6 vs. Mississippi State (4/22/16)
Walks: 5 twice; most recently at Texas A&M (5/3/14)

 

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