South Charleston Coach Kenny Samms opened the game with ninth-grader Trevor Sampson before relieving with experience in the second with senior Austin Santrock.
The Black Eagles (12-9) received a 3-for-3, four RBI performance from Santrock. Senior Jonathan Cline went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.
Austin Griffith and Tanner Sorrells each had a pair of hits for the Patriots, who won't play South Charleston again in the regular season.
The result remained in question in the seventh inning when the Patriots led 13-12 and Antonio Brown - who was 3-for-4 for SC - led off the seventh with a single. A Santrock sacrifice bunt moved him to second base before Wooten struck out Pauley on a 1-2 pitch.
Sampson then lifted a 1-0 pitch to right field, which was secured by Thomas to end the game.
"We were good for three or four innings tonight and we were bad for a couple innings," said Campbell, whose team surrendered four runs with two outs in the second. "We had two bad innings tonight because of focus. We're the worst two-out team in America right now.
"We get two outs on guys and we don't keep focus. We have to play the game like bases are loaded, every pitch, so you're ready to play. I think we relax sometimes."
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