The 2A Baseball Bi-District No. 1 seed slipped from Squalicum's grasp in an eight-inning 3-2 Northwest Conference loss to Anacortes on Tuesday, May 6, at Anacortes.
The teams will share the conference title, but Anacortes will take the top playoff seed.
David Stealy pitched a complete game for the Storm, striking out six and walking two batters.
Carter Nickelson went 2 for 3 with a double and Josh Holcomb was 2 for 3 with a run scored for Squalicum.
"We executed a lot of small-ball stuff really well," Squalicum coach John Inge said in a phone interview. "It was a playoff game atmosphere. I'm super proud of my guys."
Squalicum takes on Lake Washington in the first round of the 2A Bi-District playoffs at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Daniels Field in Anacortes.
ANACORTES 3, SQUALICUM 2 (8)
Squalicum 010 010 00 - 2 7 2
Anacortes 100 100 01 - 3 6 1
WP: n/a (n/a). LP: David Stealy (6-2). Highlights: Squalicum: Carter Nickelson 2-3 1 2b; Josh Holcomb 2-3, 1 R; Kyle Little 1-2, 1 RBI; Tim Lann 0-1, 1 RBI.