LSU Pitcher Wins National Player Of The Week Award
Pitching a no-hitter is special, as is winning a national Player of the Week award.
LSU senior left-hander Jared Poche' accomplished both in a matter of three days.
On Saturday, Poche' hurled the sixth individual no-hitter in LSU history, before being named one of the Collegiate Baseball National Players of the Week, as well as the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday..
A native of Lutcher, Louisiana, Poche' tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in LSU's 6-0 win over Army on Saturday, while striking out four.
A 14th round draft choice of the San Diego Padres last year, before electing to return to LSU, Poche’ came close to throwing a perfect game, with the only Army base runner reaching on a fourth-inning error.
The no-hitter by Poche' was the first by an LSU pitcher since 1979, when Bobby Landry accomplished the feat, tossing a seven-inning no-hitter game against Southern Mississippi.
Now 28-9 during his career at LSU, Poche’ needs 10 wins to tie Scott Schultz (38 wins, 1992-95) for the most career pitching victories in school LSU history.