A 15-game winning streak, a 6-1 record against teams from Section 2-4A, including victories over top contenders Shakopee, Eden Prairie and Bloomington Jefferson, top seed Chanhassen was the team to beat in the post-season.
Until they were eliminated, shockingly, May 24, at Miller Park.
The Storm lost to Bloomington Jefferson 5-2 and then Eden Prairie 6-5 in an elimination game.
Chanhassen finishes the season with a 19-4 record.
The last loss came April 25 in a defeat at home to Bloomington Jefferson, a program that owns eight wins in 13 contests over Chanhassen now dating back to 2015.
In that same stretch, Chanhassen has 109 wins to just 18 losses.
A Tabitha Acketz 2-run homer in the second inning gave Bloomington Jefferson the early lead before the Storm rallied with solo runs in the fourth and fifth.
Chanhassen got a run on RBI-single to the fence off the bat of Kenzie Miller at 2-1. A potential bigger inning was negated on the base paths, with a runner tagged out between second and third base, while another was tagged out at home plate on a Julia Gronholz smash.
Chanhassen did tie the score one inning later on a Daisy Lang single, Piper Krych sacrifice bunt and a run-scoring single from Tori Tollefson.
Bloomington Jefferson, though, came right back in the sixth, a go-ahead double from Anna Martin. Hayley Effertz added a RBI-single on a close play at the plate, the call going to the Jaguars.
Miller (3-for-3) and Tollefson (2-for-4) were offensive leaders for the Storm.
Sydney Schwartz, injured, gutted through seven innings, fanning seven batters in the loss.
In an elimination game with Eden Prairie, a match-up of Metro West and Lake conference champions, the Eagles rallied for a 6-5 win over the Storm.
Chanhassen beat Eden Prairie 4-0 in the regular season.
Haley Ellefson gave the Storm a lead mid-game with a 2-run homer. Elelfson, Gronholz and Gabby Maschka each had doubles as Chanhassen had 12 hits as a team.
Ellefson finished the game in the pitcher's circle over the final three-plus innings.
Eden Prairie will play Prior Lake in an elimination game Tuesday, May 28, at Miller Park. Bloomington Jefferson and Shakopee meet with a spot in the championship round on the same day.
Chanhassen set a single-season program record with 40 team home runs. The Storm hit 34 blasts in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
Sixty feet from potentially advancing to the winners bracket final, unable to plate the go-ahead run, Minnetonka lost a pair of tight games in the Section 2-4A Tournament.
Shakopee walked off the Skippers in the second round, a 3-run blast with two outs in the eighth inning from Ashley Marchessault for a 4-1 final.
Minnetonka led 1-0 in the sixth inning on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly and had a chance in the seventh after an Alena Milligan triple off the fence in right-center field.
Shakopee's Lauren Lindahl struck out three consecutive Skipper batters to strand the go-ahead run.
In an elimination game, Prior Lake rallied from a 2-0 deficit, RBIs from Grace Mahowald and Shreya Ashok in a 3-2 win over Minnetonka. The Lakers scored twice in the sixth inning for the final difference.
Reece Dahl no-hit the Skippers over the final 4 2/3 innings, striking out five batters, for Prior Lake.
Minnetonka finished with an 11-12 record this season.
Eden Prairie plated seven runs over the first two innings, eliminating Chaska from the Section 2-4A bracket in an 8-2 decision May 24 at Miller Park.
The Hawks led 1-0 in the first inning on a Lindsey Moore double and Sydney Wisdorf RBI-single.
Moore was 3-for-4 for the Hawks, which had seven total hits. Rylee Collins added a run-scoring single in the seventh inning.
Taylor Wright drove in six runs, including a home run, for the Eagles.
Eden Prairie's top three hitters in the batting order, Kate Zimmerman, Julis Goetz and Wright, were 9-for-12 with six runs scored and six RBIs.
Chaska finished the season with an 8-13 record.