Father of LSU star pitcher revives man with no pulse at CWS

Nati Harnik, Associated Press

LSU players, including Jared Poche (16), celebrate after Michael Papierski scored a three-run home run against Oregon State in the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 24, 2017.

OMAHA, Neb. — The father of LSU pitcher Jared Poche’ helped revive an 87-year-old man who was slumped on the TD Ameritrade Park concourse with no pulse during Game 1 of the College World Series finals.

Dr. Jerry Poche’ of Lutcher, Louisiana, was in Section 117 when he was summoned by another LSU fan in the sixth inning of the Tigers’ game against Florida on Monday night.

“I see an older gentleman being held up by his family, and they said he’s weak,” Poche’ said Tuesday. “He wasn’t weak. He didn’t have a pulse, and he had (laboring) respirations. He was dying.”

Poche’ said he began doing chest compressions, and Jimmy Roy, a firefighter who is the father of LSU strength and conditioning coach Travis Roy, performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for five to seven minutes until medics arrived.

“He started breathing on his own a little and his pulse came back, and we were fortunate we were able to revive him,” Poche’ said.

Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said the man, who was not identified, was in good condition. He did not want to speak with the media, Wilson said, but his family was very appreciative of the effort to help save him. The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, first reported the medical emergency.

Poche’, a family doctor who has been in private practice for 25 years, said he has tended…

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