BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - After the worst outing of his career a week ago, LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche' said he's ready to bounce back this weekend against Kentucky.
In last Thursday's opener at Arkansas, the Razorbacks knocked the Lutcher lefty out of the game by the fourth inning.
Poche' was pounded for 10 hits and five earned runs in just three and two-thirds innings, as the top-ranked Tigers trailed 5-0 and lost 5-1. It's the only loss for Poche' this season.
Some analysts speculated head coach Paul Mainieri might move freshman Alex Lange into the Friday night starter's role.
"That's probably the worst outing he's ever had and we're still in the game when he left," said shortstop Alex Bregman. "Five runs isn't that large of a deficit, but he's fired up. He's a competitor. He's going to come out and compete and give us a chance to win."
The first pitch will be thrown at 7 p.m.