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Last updated 10:06AM ET
July 18, 2018
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Baseball Player Pleads Guilty
(WOUB) - An Ohio University baseball player pleaded guilty to illegal bookmaking charges.

22-year old pitcher Andrew Shisila of Mentor entered the plea Wednesday in Athens County Municipal Court.

According to a news release, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but the jail time was suspended on these conditions - that Shisila remain a law-abiding citizen for two years, complete 25 hours of community service, get evaluated for having a gambling addiction - and follow the counselors recommendations.

Shisila faced the possibility of the maximum sentence - six months behind bars.

Former baseball player Brent DeCoster also appeared in court but his pre-trial hearing was continued until May 7th.

Authorities say the two ran a betting operation, which included eight people.
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