The Melcher-Dallas softball squad watched the game slip away early and could not recover in a 3-0 loss to Earlham on Wednesday. Earlham took the lead on a double in the first inning. The pitching was strong on both sides with Melcher-Dallas striking out seven. Emilie Krpan started the game for The Saints, she lasted six innings, taking the loss allowing six hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking one. The Saints travel to Sigourney tonight.