Once TSU's Jazmine Gendorf settled into the circle, she recorded 13 straight outs before a GSU base runner reached at least second safely in the sixth inning.
While Gendorf was doing her best to keep her team in it, the bats finally came to life in the third inning when Martinez led off the stanza with a double before Ja'Lynn Swiney came to bat next and traded places with Martinez to cut the deficit down to 2-1. Martinez would bring TSU even with GSU at 2-2 when she doubled with two outs in the top of the fourth to plate Madison Griggs.
Unfortunately, TSU could not string anything else together to overtake GSU as the homestanding bunch scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth after the leadoff batter walked and stole second and was then sacrifice bunted to third and eventually home for the run.
Both squads return to action against each other on Saturday for a doubleheader to conclude the weekend. First pitch for the day's first game is slated for noon CT.