Austin Henrich Signs with Charleston for 2023
CHARLESTON, WV (February 23, 2023) – The Charleston Dirty Birds announce the addition of Poca High School graduate and Charleston native, right-handed pitcher Austin Henrich. Henrich joins the Dirty Birds’ roster for the 2023 season after spending the last two seasons in the American Association, Frontier League and Pioneer League.
Henrich is a former pitcher for the University of Charleston (WV) from 2017-2021. During his time at UC, he finished with a 31-8 record with a 3.94 ERA.
“It means a lot to be closer to my family during the season,” said Austin Henrich. “Since I grew up in the Charleston area, going to Alley Cats and Power games as a kid, it’s definitely amazing to be able to play in Charleston again after playing across the country and in Canada the last two years.”
Henrich spent the end of the 2022 season with the Ogden Raptors in the Pioneer League.
“We are looking forward to seeing what Austin will be able to accomplish in the Atlantic League this season,” said Dirty Birds’ Manager, Billy Horn. “It is always great to see a local product given the opportunity to succeed at the highest level of independent baseball.”
The Dirty Birds start the 2023 season on the road in Staten Island on April 28 before returning to Charleston for their home opener on May 9 at GoMart Ballpark.
Season tickets for the 2023 season are now on sale. Single-game tickets will be available on March 3. For more information or to shop the Dirty Birds team store, visit www.dirtybirdsbaseball.com.
The Charleston Dirty Birds are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com