LSU Teammates Deichmann and Poche Together Again with Lake Monsters

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The newest faces on the Vermont Lake Monsters are a dynamic duo from LSU.  Outfielder, Greg Deichmann is a second round pick from this year's MLB draft.

Joining him is Tiger teammate and ninth round selection: Pitcher Jared Poche.  Both are coming off a runners-up trip to the College World Series.



Now settling in to their new lives as professionals in the Oakland A's organization, Poche is dealing with soreness and hasn't pitched yet, but Deichmann is off to a Monster start! Batting .320 through seven games with a home run and 4 RBI's.  He's on a fast-track to the next level, and says it's much easier getting there with his college teammate by his side.

Deichmann recalls, "I got my name called on the first day and fortunately you notice he called Jerry's name the next day, wearing the same colors, it was pretty cool, to have a guy coming up here to... coming up here with somebody that I know has definitely been helpful in making the transition."

Poche adds, "You know it's always good to have a familiar face come in with you. Uh, but you know, I came, a couple of other guys on the team as well, but as far as like, travel and everything, it made it a lot easier you know, for me and him."

Other guys he knows include some former SEC opponents like Ryan Gridley  from Mississippi State and Will Toffey from Vanderbilt.  They say they get along well, although they do still have some friendly competitions within the clubhouse.


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