MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Wichita State had their five-game winning streak snapped on the final day of the Coastal Carolina Invitational falling 7-6 to Albany.
The Shockers (9-9) staked claim to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on Brianne Bond's RBI single to right field that scored Melanie Jaegers from third.
Albany (4-5) answered in the bottom of the inning with three runs, two unearned, to take a 3-1 lead after one inning of play.
Bond kept her hot streak going leading off the top of the third with her first home run of the season to left field narrowing the Shocker deficit to 3-2. After Hayley Temple doubled down the right field line, sophomore Laura Vickers brought her home with a single to center to tie the game, 3-3.
Following a scoreless fourth inning from both teams Vickers gave Wichita State a 4-3 lead on a one-out double to left center scoring Ali Vandever from second. Layne Greenlee then launched her third home run of the weekend over the center field fence putting WSU up 6-3 after five innings.
Down to their final six outs Albany fought back to take the lead in the sixth. Lauren Alcorn hit a one-out two-run single through the left side of the infield to make the score 6-5 in favor of Wichita State. Shocker starting pitcher Sloan Anderson then struck out pinch hitter Jess Tate before Lindsey Stout followed with a two-run home run that hugged the left field foul pole to give Albany a 7-6 lead.
The Shockers went down in order in the top of the seventh to end the game.
Wichita State will next be in action as they open their home schedule against No. 1 Oklahoma on Wed., Mar. 6. The doubleheader will begin at 3 p.m.