A two-out homer by Chris Coppola in the top of the fifth inning was the difference as the Panthers won the opener for both teams. Luke Brennan struck out 11 over six innings and Jackson Benoit was 2 for 3 for the Highlanders. Kevin Scerra recorded the shutout for Marlboro.
Marlborough 1, Doherty 0
Friday, Apr. 4, 2014, at Worcester
Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:23 p.m.