Corey Dick homered and had three of UNC Wilmington's 16 hits, and the Seahawks eliminated mistake-prone Army from the NCAA tournament Saturday with a 9-5 victory that ended on a bizarre triple play.
With Army trailing by four and no outs, Jon Crucitti struck out with two runners on - and both running on the pitch. Lead runner Michael Sands was caught between second and third, and retreated to second, where Grant Van Orden was already standing. Third baseman Ryan LaGrange tagged Van Orden out, and Sands inexplicably broke for third, where LaGrange threw to catcher Drew Farber for the final out.
The Seahawks (38-22), who scored nine runs in the first four innings, got two RBIs each from Tyler Molinaro and Matt Keeler.
Army (29-23) had just seven hits. A three-run sixth pulled the Black Knights within 9-5, but they left the bases loaded in the eighth.