Sam Whiteman fell agonisingly short of a fourth first class century on Thursday as the Warriors declared at 8-283 in their second innings.

Whiteman was caught at gully for 93 off Gabe Bell, who was the pick of the Tigers' quicks with figures of 3-72.

Big hitting middle order batter D'Arcy Short smacked an unbeaten 61 from 69 balls to back up his blitz of boundaries in the first innings.

Warriors captain Mitch Marsh (42) and Josh Philippe (36) got starts but were unable to go on with it.

With ladder-leaders Victoria beating second-placed NSW, WA can stay in the mix for a top-two berth by claiming outright points.

The Tigers were dismissed for 197 in their first innings in reply to WA's 367.

Tasmania will resume tomorrow at 0-54, 399 runs behind, when play gets underway at Blundstone Arena from 7:30am AWST.