Aiea pitcher and first baseman Jarred Uyeda went down with a shoulder injury during Na Alii’s 8-4 loss to Maryknoll in the Division II state baseball tournament Friday night.
Apparently, he is OK and did not require a trip to the hospital after dislocating his shoulder, believe it or not, while on deck in the fifth inning.
Teammate Kobe Kato singled to right and Uyeda motioned with both arms for Jaryn Nakamoto, who was barreling home from second base, to get down and slide.
The dislocation was caused when Uyeda motioned with both arms, and he immediately fell to the ground, requiring a visit from trainers.
Bronson Nekemoto came up to pinch hit for Uyeda, who was the starting pitcher but was pulled with the bases loaded and no outs in the second inning. Uyeda moved to first place after being relieved by Kato.
According to several teammates, Uyeda has had problems with the shoulder in the past and this is not the first time it has been dislocated.