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A player for the Thrillbillies has passed away

 A picture of Ashton Smith smiling in his Thrillbillies uniform with a message of his passing from the team
Thrillville Thrillbillies

A southern Illinois ballplayer for the Thrillville Thrillbillies suddenly passed away Monday.

The organization canceled Monday night's game in honor of Ashton Smith of Du Quoin, who was a catcher for the first-year franchise in the Collegiate Prospect Baseball League.

After his high school career in Du Quoin, Smith played at Rend Lake College and then at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

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