Redlands area athlete strikes plea in battery case

HIGHLAND — A former prominent high school athlete was sentenced to three years probation Wednesday for attacking a baseball coach last winter.

Tyler Shreve, 19, Highland, who attacked Redlands East Valley baseball coach James Cordes last Feb. 24, withdrew his not guilty plea, and instead pleaded no contest to battery, said San Bernardino District Attorney spokeswoman Susan Mickey.

Shreve, was once a 10th round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in June, and won a full scholarship to play football at the University of Utah.

The February incident occurred after Cordes, just beginning his second season as REV varsity baseball coach, sought to remove Shreve from the team for various reason, which were not publicized due to school privacy issues.

Shreve attacked Cordes following a meeting to discuss the disciplinary issues. Cordes suffered minor injuries, Mickey said.

Shreve must pay the victim $945 in total restitution, and was sentenced to probation for 36 months.

In May, Utah coach Kyle Whittington suspended Shreve’s football scholarship pending a January evaluation, according to the school’s athletic department. It was not know how his prospects with the Blue Jays would be affected.

In pleading no contest, Shreve accepts the punishment for the crime, but does not admit or deny his guilt.

Redlands area athlete strikes plea in battery case was last modified: August 2nd, 2012 by admin
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