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Press photo by Scott Pagel Parkland and Liberty are the top two seeds in the East Penn Conference softball playoffs which get underway on Friday afternoon. Press photo by Scott Pagel Parkland and Liberty are the top two seeds in the East Penn Conference softball playoffs which get underway on Friday afternoon.

EPC softball playoffs set

Friday, May 12, 2017 by Scott Pagel spagel@tnonline.com in Sports

The East Penn Conference softball playoffs will look to beat the rain and get under way Friday afternoon.

By virtue of a perfect mark, the Parkland Trojans are this year’s number-one seed. They will face off against Northampton, which sneaks in as the number-eight seed. The two, of course, are very familiar Skyline Division opponents.

Liberty will take the second seed after finishing 14-2 in the EPC. They will take on seven-seed Whitehall, which is coming off a 9-8 shootout loss to Easton on Thursday afternoon in a game that featured seeding implications.

Three-seed Emmaus didn’t win the Skyline division but with a 13-3 mark will host Mountain Division winner Stroudsburg, which takes the sixth seed.

And in another rivalry game, Bethlehem Catholic takes the fourth seed and will host fifth-seeded Easton. The Hawks just beat the Rovers 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon, May 10.

All higher seeds will host the first rounds games at 4 p.m.

The semifinal round is scheduled to take place Monday night at Patriots Park in Allentown with the finals also scheduled for Pates Park, beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 18.