Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

HIBT opens with big catch

The 46th Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament opened with a total of 18 fish, including 14 marlin, caught off Kailua-Kona on Monday.

Team Bahamas' opening-day haul, which included a 563-pound marlin, gave it 1,250 points to top the leaderboard. The team also tagged and released a 165-pound Pacific Blue Marlin. Old South Marlin Club of South Carolina is second with 800 points. The tournament continues through Friday.

Top seeds fall in Kailua Night Doubles

Taylor Bedillion and Chris Lam upset defending champions Ikaika Jobe and Bradley Lum-Tucker in the quarterfinals of the Kailua Racquet Club Men's Night Doubles Tournament last night.

Bedillion and Lam, the fifth-seeded team, advanced to tomorrow's semifinals with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over the tournament's top seeds.

Last night's other quarterfinal match featuring No. 3 Malino Oda-Johnny Rosetta and Art Lambert-Bruce Nagel was rained out and rescheduled for tonight at 7:15.

In tonight's other matches, No. 6 Jim Somerville and Wei-Yu Su face No. 4 Jan Axel Tribler and Stefan Pampulov at 6, and No. 2 Michael Bruggemann and Erich Chen, the 2003 champions, face No. 7 Chris Leong and Michael Wojnarowicz at 7:15.

The semifinals are scheduled for tomorrow at 6 and 7:15 p.m. The championship match is at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Hawaii headed to Babe Ruth world series

The Oahu Babe Ruth 13-15 team clinched a berth in the Babe Ruth World Series with an 11-2 win over Central California in the championship game of the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament yesterday in Taylorsville, Utah.

Oahu went 4-0 in the tournament, led by pitcher/third baseman Reece Kiriu, who was named the most outstanding player in the regional. Josh Bninski and Jeter Ishida were named to the all-tournament team.

The team, made up primarily of Punahou freshmen and sophomores, will be among 10 teams in the world series, which opens Aug. 13 in Abbeville, La. Oahu won the world series in 1972, 1988 and 2001.

Warriors undefeated in CABA world series

The Hawaii Warriors earned the top seed in the Continental Amateur Baseball Association 9-and-under world series in Charles City, Iowa, by going undefeated in pool play.

Hawaii defeated Tinley Park, Ill., 8-0 on Monday to complete pool play at 5-0. Brett Choy and Reid Kimura combined on a one-hitter in the win. Kimura, Sean Romo and Joshua Inaba all went 2-for-2 at the plate.

UH-Hilo to hold volleyball meeting

The University of Hawaii-Hilo volleyball program will hold a meeting on Sunday for students interested in playing for the Vulcans this season.

The meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. at the UHH athletic complex, building C, room 118. For more information, call coach Julie Morgan at 974-7698.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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