CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Local baseball player Aidan Peters, 18, has passed away after a battle with cancer.

According to a post from his family on his Caring Bridge page, it happened Monday evening.

Jayvion Clark, Peters' childhood friend and teammate, continues to honor his friend, wearing laces bearing Peters' name.

"I put them in last year. I didn't take them out of my cleats," said Clark.

They were handed out to the Charlottesville High School baseball team last season to show support for Peters as he dealt with his illness.

"While you're playing, just look at your laces, think about Aidan," said Clark.

Peters was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in 2021. It’s a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or soft tissue around bones.

"Every moment with him, it was never a dull moment. It was just so fun being with him. His vibe was like nobody else's," said Clark.

Peters had been put through multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

In July, doctors told he and his family that his cancer had progressed to the point that it was not curable. Peters was placed on hospice. Clark says his friend was brave.

"He never gave up," said Clark.

Clark and Peters were friends since kindergarten. Playing on different teams growing up, they still spent plenty of time together.

"When my team didn't have practice and I wanted to practice, his dad would let me come over to their practice and practice with them. They've always been family," said Clark.

Peters had just graduated from CHS earlier this year and was granted a trip to Los Angeles in May with assistance from Make-A-Wish.