Warrenton had more hits, but the Warriors also had more errors, as Taft scored a 15-9 win over Warrenton in a Coastal Range League softball game Tuesday on the Warriors’ home field.

Warrenton led 5-2 through three innings, before the Tigers erupted for seven runs in the top of the fourth.

Taft added two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to pull away.

Emma Smith led the Warrior attack with two hits, including a grand slam home run, for four RBIs and two runs scored.

Avyree Miethe added a home run, while Miethe, Mia McFadden and Emma Jasmin allowed seven hits and walked eight.

Warrenton had seven errors and stranded 10 base runners.

Nestucca beats Knappa in eight

In the battle for first place in Northwest League softball, Nestucca and Knappa had to go eight innings before deciding a winner Tuesday.

And the Bobcats posted the win, 7-6, to pull into a first place tie with the Loggers at 5-2.

Nestucca scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth for the victory.

Victoria Ramvick, Hannah Dietrichs and Patricia Lebo all had two hits apiece for Knappa, while Taryn Barendse had a triple.

Dietrichs started in the circle and suffered a leg injury midway through the game, but remained in and allowed just four hits, with eight strikeouts and four walks.

The Loggers are scheduled to host Nestucca for a single game Friday.

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