Ashton Smith Death – The death of a Du Quoin High School graduate has been announced to the public. He passed away on Monday, July 24, 2023. Thrillbillies Organization mourn after he was pronounced dead. The cause of his death is yet to be released to the public. Ashton Smith was a graduate of Du Quoin High School and the current catcher for the Thrillville Thrillbillies. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming. Bellarmine University was where Ashton studied.
Ashton Smith passed away
It was posted on WFCN News – Swinford Media Group Facebook page that “Ashton Smith, Du Quoin HS Graduate, and current catcher for the Thrillville Thrillbillies suddenly passed away today. Funeral arrangements are pending. Ashton was a student at Bellarmine University. WFCN News will have more coverage of this developing news tonight as the Thrillbillies are planning a tribute for the young baseball standout.”
Marion, Illinois is home to the Thrillville Thrillbillies, a team that competes in the professional baseball league. During the 2023 season, they will be participating in the Prospect League. They were participants in the independent Frontier League and belonged to the Midwestern Division. Since the year 2007, all of the team’s home games have been played at Rent One Park.
Condolences are been sent to the family members of Ashton Smith, a Du Quoin High School graduate and Thrillville Thrillbillies team passed away on Monday, July 24, 2023.
About Thrillville Thrillbillies
The Thrillville Thrillbillies play baseball in the summer for the Prospect League at Marion Stadium. After the demise of the Southern Illinois Miners in the Frontier League in 2021, baseball was brought back to Marion, Illinois. The rebranding of the ballpark, which boasts 7,000 seats and is among the largest in the summer league, is intended to attract new and returning visitors. The stadium’s former mayor tried to entice a Single-A Midwest League team to play there, but his efforts were unsuccessful.
While the 2007 season (the Miners’ first) was a smashing success with 259,392 fans, recent years have shown a steady decline in interest. After the 2021 season, the original owners retired, and baseball was no more. The Thrillbillies have arrived, drawing their name and style from the local penchant for off-roading and rock climbing. The club’s emblem depicts a deer and rabbit engaging in the outdoor activities typical of Southern Illinois, such as riding an ATV and skydiving.
Originally named Rent One Park, the ballpark was renamed Mountain Dew Park in early 2023 before finally settling on its current moniker, Marion Stadium, for the commencement of the T-Billies’ inaugural game. The Colt World Series, as well as the college baseball tournaments for the Great Lakes Valley Conference and the Ohio Valley Conference, are held at this stadium every summer.
Ashton Smith obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by family members
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