Birch was a four-year letterman on the Braves baseball team, during which time OU went 104-71 and won three KCAC championships. He was a four-time 1st Team All-KCAC selection as a first baseman. As a senior in 2006, Birch was named the KCAC Player of the Year, earned First Team Region IV honors and was selected as an NAIA All-American. He ranks first in the OU record books in several categories, including career hits (262), career at bats (658), career doubles (74), career runs scored (166), career RBIs (200) and career home runs (41). His career batting average was .398 with a slugging percentage of .778. Birch also pitched at times during his four season with the Braves. He appeared in 43 games as a pitcher, earned 13 victories and had 118 strikeouts. Some of Birch’s top single-season records include doubles (1st, 24), RBIs (4th, 61), homeruns (T-5th, 11) and batting average (5th, .447).
Wife – Elizabeth (Reser) Roybal ’03
Sons – Linden & Luke
Daughter – Logan
Current/Past Business, Profession or Occupation:
Birch is currently an area sales manager for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in San Clemente, Calif. He has worked for the company 14 years with several promotions, having previously served as distribution manager, Dodge/Ram brand manager, Jeep/Ram incentive manager and assistant sales operations manager. Birch has received two prestigious company awards, including the 2010 Nardelli Challenge Award for Excellence in Sales and the 2016 FCA Center for Creative Leadership Award.
Current/Past Community Involvement:
Birch volunteers for the Forgotten Harvest farms and food banks. He has also served in the past as a coach for the San Clemente Youth Baseball organization.