Due to the team’s COVID-19 issue, North Carolina State University was removed from the University World Series earlier on Saturday.
The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the decision, which was made on the advice of local health officials in Omaha, Nebraska, about 12 hours before the Wolves will face the defending champion Vanderbilt in this year’s final. . That game was declared no game, and Vanderbilt was declared the winner of the game.
Commodores will face Mississippi or Texas in the first game of a three-game final series on Monday.
“This decision was made based on the recommendations of the Champions Medical Team and the Douglas County Health Department,” the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced on Twitter at 2:10 am EST Saturday. The NCAA stated that it could not provide more details, citing “privacy issues.”
Statement from the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee:
The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced that due to the COVID-19 agreement, the Vanderbilt-North Carolina Men’s College World Series game originally scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 26 at 1 pm Central Time is no game. #CWS pic.twitter.com/amxdQwkQ6l
-NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 26, 2021
North Carolina Before Friday’s game, the active roster was reduced to 13 After the player was placed in a health and safety agreement with Vandy. Wolfpack chose not to give up the game; they played and lost to Kumar Rocker and Commodores 3-1. This result formed Saturday’s winner-takes-all return showdown until health officials stepped in.