Lefty Jared Poche’ will return to LSU for senior season

San Diego selected Poche’ in the 14th round of MLB Draft

By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor

LSU’s one-two punch will be back on the bump for 2017.

Left-hander Jared Poche’ will return to school for his senior season instead of signing professionally, Paul Mainieri confirmed via text Wednesday. San Diego selected the three-year rotation stalwart in the 14th round of last month’s MLB Draft.

Poche’ confirmed the news through a tweet shortly after. A source told Tiger Rag the southpaw has a dollar amount in his head heading into the negotiations, and the Padres were unable to meet it.

With Poche’ returning to tag team with Alex Lange, LSU now returns its top two starters, its primary closer, Hunter Newman, and eight of nine everyday starting position players. The Tiger coaching staff also remains intact after Andy Cannizaro interviewed for the Tulane head coaching vacancy eventually filled by Travis Jewett.

Heading into 2017, Poche’ sits just 11 victories behind Scott Schultz for the most in program history. Poche’ went 9-4 with a 3.35 ERA last season over 102 innings of work.

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James Moran was named Editor of Tiger Rag in August 2018. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He covers LSU football and baseball and is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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