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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

Three-Time 2017 Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (March 13, February 27, February 20)
Two-Time 2017 SEC Pitcher of the Week (March 6, February 20)
2017 SEC Community Service Team
2017 LSWA Second-Team All-Louisiana
2016 LSU Wally Pontiff Jr. Scholar Athlete Award
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 LSWA 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); 9th Round in 2017 (Oakland)

A highly-touted southpaw who earned 39 career wins from 2014-17 to become LSU's all-time pitching victories leader ... posted a 39-13 career mark and a 3.02 ERA with 127 walks and 287 strikeouts in 416.2 innings ... started 70 games on the mound, which is also an LSU record ... graduated from LSU on May 12, 2017, with a degree in kinesiology
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 ... selected by the Oakland Athletics in the ninth round of the 2017 MLB Draft, and he signed with Oakland in the summer of 2017 ... voted to the 2017 SEC Community Service team for his outstanding philanthropic efforts in the Baton Rouge area ... 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.

2017 Season
Made 20 appearances (19 starts), posting a 12-4 record and a 3.17 ERA in 113.2 innings with 39 walks and 76 strikeouts ... finished tied with Florida's Jackson Kowar as the 2017 SEC leader in wins with 12 ... became LSU's all-time wins leader on June 21, when he defeated Florida State in the College World Series – he worked eight innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts, as the Tigers advanced to the CWS semifinals with the win ... the win was the 39th of Poche's career, moving him past Scott Schultz (38 wins, 1992-95) as LSU's career pitching victories leader ... also earned a relief win in LSU's opening game of the CWS on June 17 versus Florida State, limiting the Seminoles to no runs on two hits in 2.2 innings with no walks and two strikeouts ... charged with the loss in CWS Finals Game 2 versus Florida (June 27), but allowed no earned runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings with one walk and three strikeouts ... for the entire CWS, Poche' was 2-1 with a 1.65 ERA in 16.1 innings with three walks and nine strikeouts ... over his last 10 appearances of the season (nine starts), he was 6-1 with a 3.04 ERA in 53.1 innings with 32 strikeouts ... posted SEC Tournament win over South Carolina (May 27), working six shutout innings of a seven-inning game, allowing two hits with two walks and one strikeout ... pitched 4.1 innings in NCAA Regional start vs. Texas Southern (June 2); was not involved in the decision of LSU's 15-7 win as he was charged with one earned run on five hits with three walks and eight strikeouts ... fired 32 consecutive scoreless innings to start the 2017 season, the second-longest streak in LSU history ... the longest streak is held by Ben McDonald, who recorded 44.2 straight scoreless innings in 1989 ... Poche's 32-inning scoreless streak ended March 18 on a solo homer by Georgia leftfielder Keegan McGovern in the fourth inning ... the home run, however, was the only run that Poche' allowed in his seven-inning outing as he limited the Bulldogs to seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts in a 5-1 win ... earned win at Miss. State (May 19), allowing four runs on eight hits in five innings with two walks and four strikeouts ... defeated South Carolina (May 6), limiting the Gamecocks to one run on three hits in seven innings with three strikeouts ... posted win at Alabama (April 28), allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings with one walk and two strikeouts ... recorded a career-high nine strikeouts on April 14 vs. Ole Miss but suffered the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in seven innings with one walk and nine Ks ... four of the five hits allowed by Poche' were solo homers ... earned win vs. Texas A&M (March 31), limiting the Aggies to two runs on eight hits in seven innings with two walks and six Ks ... blanked Wichita State in a seven-inning outing on March 11, limiting the Shockers to just four hits with no walks and three strikeouts, firing 91 pitches and leaving the game after the seventh inning with a 12-0 lead ... in his first three outings of 2017, he blanked Baylor over seven innings on three hits (March 4); he held Maryland hitless until the ninth inning (Feb. 25); and he fired a complete-game, seven-inning no-hitter against Army (Feb. 18) ... the no-hitter was the first by an LSU pitcher since 1979, when Bobby Landry accomplished the feat against Southern Miss.

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: 9 vs. Ole Miss (4/14/17)
Hits Allowed: 10 at Arkansas (3/19/15)
Runs: 7 three times; most recently vs. Texas Southern (6/2/17)
Earned Runs: 7 at Arkansas (4/8/17)
Walks: 6 vs. South Carolina (5/6/17)

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