The Atlantic County Baseball League playoffs will begin Monday with best-of-three series.

Defending champion Margate (22-2) is the top seed and will face No. 8 Egg Harbor City (4-20) in the first round. Margate has won 14 straight games.

Absecon (19-5) is the No. 2 seed and will face No. 7 seed This N That Uniforms (EHT-8-16) on Monday night at Pitney Field in Absecon. Absecon, which lost in the ACBL championship series to Margate last season, enters the playoffs with an 11-game winning streak.

No. 3 Hammonton (15-9) will play No. 6 Team Univers (8-16), and No. 4 Ocean City (13-11) will take on No. 5 Ventnor (10-14) in the other first-round matchups. Team Univers has no home field and will play all its playoff games on the road.

The higher seed hosts the first game of each series with Game 2 at the lower seed's field and Game 3 (if necessary) back at the higher seed. All games start at 7 p.m.

The best-of-three semifinals begin Aug. 5 with the best-of-five championship series starting Aug. 12.