Two LSU Baseball Parents Save Collapsed Man During CWS

The fathers of two LSU baseball players saved an elderly man who had collapsed at the team’s baseball game. They performed CPR for over five minutes while paramedics rushed to the scene.

The man who collapsed has not been identified, but is in his 80’s.

Dr. Jerry Poché, father of Tigers starter Jared Poché, and Jimmy Roy, father of strength coach Travis Roy saved his life. Before they began administering CPR, he had no pulse or heartbeat, Poché said in an interview with The Advocate. 

“The man died,” Poché said. “He didn’t have a pulse; he didn’t have nothing. It looks like, luckily, we got him back.”

Once the paramedics arrived the man was believed to be in stable condition. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Poché has been a family doctor for 25 years, while Roy was a firefighter for 30 years.

Despite years of experience, Roy said this was the first time he’s ever had to administer mouth to mouth.

“We’ve always had machines that do it for us,” Roy said.

LSU is on the brink of elimination in the CWS against Florida. With one more victory, the Gators will secure their first ever College World Series Championship.

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  • Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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