It was Rainier's day Tuesday, in a Coastal Range League softball doubleheader with Warrenton.

Playing on Rainier's home field, the Columbians scored a sweep over the Warriors, 10-0 and 11-0.

Rainier broke open a close Game 1 with five runs in the third inning and four in the fourth.

Four of Rainier's eight hits went for extra bases, including a double and a triple for Kyla Howell, and a home run for Kim Brusco.

Avyree Miethe had two of Warrenton's three hits off Rainier pitcher Taleah King, including a double.

The Columbians were the visiting team in Game 2, in which they scored two runs in the first inning for a quick lead, then added nine runs over the next two innings.

King and Kyla Cook combined on a six-hit shutout, while Rainier had 10 hits off two Warrenton pitchers.

Miethe and Kenzie Ramsey had two hits apiece for the Warriors, while Paige Kellar was 3-for-4 with three runs scored for the No. 5-ranked Columbians.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or

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