Baseball's Poche' Named Freshman All-American

by Bill Franques
Baseball's Poche' Named Freshman All-American

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU left-hander Jared Poche’ was named Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball magazine to its 2014 Freshmen all-America squad.  

Poche’, a native of Lutcher, La., was 9-3 this season with a 2.45 ERA in 16 starts, and he recorded  26 walks and 52 strikeouts in 91.2 innings.

He was named to SEC All-Tournament team after defeating Vanderbilt on May 21, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings with one walk and three strikeouts.

Poche’ 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, as he fired a season-high 108 pitches in the outing.

He recorded his first career SEC victory on March 22 with an exceptional performance against Georgia, earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors. Poche’ worked 8.2 innings, limiting UGA to one run on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

LSU has produced eight Freshmen All-Americans in coach Paul Mainieri‘s eight-season tenure, including Poche’, shortstop Alex Bregman (2013), pitcher Aaron Nola (2012), second baseman JaCoby Jones (2011), pitcher Kurt McCune (2011), pitcher Matty Ott (2009), catcher Micah Gibbs (2008) and outfielder Blake Dean (2007).