BRUSLY —Brusly struggled much of the season in deficit situations, but the Panthers found the perfect time to change that.

Seventh-seeded Brusly dug itself out of a 4-0 deficit for a 9-6 win over No. 10 seed E.D. White in Class 3A action Thursday at My-U Field.

The win punched Brusly’s ticket to a fifth consecutive trip to the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Fast Pitch 56 tournament May 1 and 2 in Sulphur.

Brusly (21-11) will face the St. Charles-Caldwell winner in the 3A quarterfinals.

“Even when we were down, we heard our assistant coach (Jory Comeaux) tell us it wasn’t over and that we needed to fight to the end,” said LSU signee Akiya Thymes, who scored three runs, including Brusly’s tying run in the fifth. “After we tied the game, we knew the rest would take care of itself.”

Brusly responded in the bottom of the inning when Thymes scored on a Gracie Trahan single. Trahan reached home on a Camryn Comeaux sacrifice fly.

The District 7-3A champion Panthers cut the gap when Kyana Thymes and Kaitlin David scored on bases-loaded walk.

Brusly snatched the lead when Kaitlin David drove home Akiya and Kyana Thymes on a bases-loaded single to shortstop with two outs.

The Panthers padded the lead in the fifth when Kyana Thymes bunted home Karli David. Akiya Thymes drove in the next run when she singled home her sister.

Trahan’s grounder to right brought home Akiya Thymes for the final run.

“We just had a ‘never-die’ attitude,” Brusly coach Beau Bouvier said. “Against St. Louis, we didn’t keep our composure, and it let our emotions affect us negatively.

“(Thursday), we kept it and it affected us positively.”

District 9-3A champ E.D. White (15-7) scored first when Avery Sanders hit a three-run homer in the top of the third.

Sanders led the Cardinals with three RBIs.

Kali Clement led off with a singled and reached home on a Lindsie Sanders base hit for the first run. Triston Gros reached base on a bunt and Sydney Falcon singled.

“It set the tone for us early because it took Brusly out the game for a while,” E.D. White coach Marcie Zeringue said. “It gave us momentum but unfortunately that momentum went back their way.”

Kaitlin David powered Brusly with three RBIs. Trahan, Akiya Thymes and Kyana Thymes each had two RBIs.

Winning pitcher Camryn Comeaux relieved Hannah Gaudet in the fourth.

Brusly (21-11) will face the St. Charles-Caldwell winner in the 3A quarterfinals.