GARDINER — Troy Johnson struck out six batters in six innings as Bessey Motors defeated Gardiner 6-2 in American Legion baseball action Thursday.

Johnson helped his own cause in the top of the first with an RBI single. Hunter Labossiere, Janek Lukska and Ashton Kennison also had RBIs in the first inning, a six-hit frame for Bessey Motors (7-2).

Ashton Kennison had three singles in the game while Labossiere, Lukska and Brayden Bean each had a pair of hits.

Bessey scored twice more in the fifth inning.

Nick Sanborn had two hits for Gardiner (0-10). Gardiner scored its runs in the third and sixth innings.

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