El Dorado, Kansas -- Indian Hills squared off against two-time defending national champion Butler (Kans.) Community College on Friday and the Warriors dropped a pair of games, 9-6 and 6-4.
The Warriors' 7th-inning rally in the opener fell short. They scored four times in the final inning. Erin Kuba slammed a pair of homers for IHCC and Lexi Smith also went deep. Kuba knocked in four runs.
Helaina Johnson had three RBIs in the second game -- a two-run single in the 4th and an RBI single in the 6th. Her second single tied the score at 4-4 before Abi Cole of Butler broke the deadlock with a two-run homer in the bottom of the 6th. IHCC had nine hits, including two each by Kuba, Johnson and Vanessa Bakley.
Abby Straight pitched a complete game for Indian Hills.
The Warriors continue their road trip with four games in the Crowder Bash over the weekend.