Absecon defeated visiting Egg Harbor City 8-5 in the deciding game of a best-of-three series in the opening round of the Atlantic County Baseball League playoffs.

EJ Stoltzfus threw a complete game with nine strikeouts and was 2-for-3 at the plate for second-seeded Absecon. Dan Allen was 2-for-2 with two walks and a grand slam in the fifth inning. It was his third grand slam of the year against Egg Harbor City and his fourth homer overall in six games against it.

Steve Hartley was 2-for-2 with two doubles and a walk.

For No. 7 Egg Harbor City, Vaughn Champion was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Absecon will play third-seeded Hammonton on Monday in Absecon in a semifinal game.