High School Baseball

Rowan County baseball coach dies of cancer

Rowan County Coach Keith Prater, left, was diagnosed with leukemia last month.
Rowan County Coach Keith Prater, left, was diagnosed with leukemia last month.

Rowan County baseball coach Keith Prater, who was diagnosed with leukemia two days before this year’s state tournament, died Wednesday night, WKYT reported.

Prater received his cancer diagnosis at UK on June 6, a day after he visited St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead because of a lingering foot injury. On May 15, Prater was struck in the ankle by a line drive during a game at Montgomery County.

Prater was in his second season as Rowan County’s coach, WKYT reported.

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