Made eight appearances, five as a starter, and had a 3-0 record with a 1.37 ERA ... Struck out 23 batters in 19.2 innings, while holding opponents to a .176 batting average, allowing 12 hits ... Made his collegiate debut in the first game of the doubleheader vs. New Orleans (2.19), earning the win after tossing five scoreless innings with six strikeouts ... Pitched out of the bullpen in series finale vs. Evansville (2.24), striking out one and allowing just one hit in 2.1 shutout innings ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week after his performances vs. the Privateers and Purple Aces ... Earned second win of the season in series opener vs. San Diego State (3.7), throwing four shutout innings and striking out two ... Improved record to 3-0 with a win in series opener vs. Mississippi Valley State (3.26), tying a season high with six strikeouts in four hitless innings ... Struck out three and tossed 1.1 shutout innings in second game of the series vs. Tennessee (5.11).
Marcus High School
Ranked as the 489th-best recruit nationally and the 59th-best prospect in the state of the Texas in the class of 2012 according to Perfect Game … Selected as the Pitcher of the Year by the Dallas Morning News and earned third-team all-state recognition … Pitched in 12 games during his senior season and had a 7-3 record with a 0.21 ERA, 97 strikeouts and six complete games … Set the school single-season record for strikeouts and ERA.
In the Draft
2012 - Baltimore Orioles, 5th round (162nd overall)
Son of Dan and Susan Poché … Has one brother, Corey … Has not declared a major.