BATH, Mich. (AP) — A teenage baseball player has died nearly two weeks after being knocked unconscious during a collision at second base.

Cooper Gardner, a junior at Bath High School, died Sunday at home, the Lansing State Journal reported.

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“I never would have thought it would lead to this,” said junior varsity coach Michael Collins.

The school said on Facebook that Cooper suffered a brain injury on April 21 during a game between Bath and Portland St. Patrick.

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Cooper tried to catch the ball and tag a runner at second base when he was struck in the head in a collision, Collins said.

A GoFundMe page described it as a “freak accident.”

“I’ve never witnessed something like that,” Collins said. “You just always read about things going wrong, but you never think it’s going to be one of your kids.”

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