WATERLOO, IOWA — A solid pitching performance by Brock Dykxhoorn went wasted on Wednesday as the Mankato MoonDogs lost 2-1 to the Waterloo Bucks in a Northwoods League game.
Mankato mustered just four hits for Dykxhoorn. The MoonDogs led 1-0 on John Michael Twichell's RBI double in the first inning that scored Jonathan Rodriguez.
Waterloo scored both of its runs in the sixth inning.
Dykxhoorn went 7 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, striking out seven and walking two.
Mankato (17-18) has lost three games in a row. It will travel to Thunder Bay, Ontario, for the first of two games against the Border Cats. Game time is 6:05 p.m.