Milwaukee Brewers’ New Left-Handed Pitching Sensation has Local Ties

Park Hill native and Crowder College Graduate, Aaron Ashby was drafted into the MLB in 2018 straight out of college.

Ashby is the son of Curtis Ashby of Park Hill, and Hope Sullins-Ashby of Rich Hill, and the grandson of Beverly Sullins of Rich Hill, and the late Richard Sullins of Adrian, MO.

Aaron Ashby took the field for his pitching debut on Sunday, August 22nd, throwing in the mid to upper nineties, according to Statcast.

On Sunday, August 29th, left-hander Ashby earned his first Major League win with five strong innings and the Brewers’ finally broke out in a 6-2 victory over the Twins in the series finale at Target Field.

When asked about his performance on Sunday, Ashby replied, “Feels awesome. It’s something you always dream of as a little kid. It’s a special day, and I’m glad we got it for the team. It’s awesome. A good day.”

Ashby went on to say, “Every time I get out there, I feel more comfortable and more relaxed. It’s nice to have that. After you throw that first pitch in an outing, whether that’s starting or in relief, everything else kind of goes away after that.”

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