‘Several’ NC State baseball players placed in COVID-19 protocol amid College World Series

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OMAHA, Neb. (WNCN) — N.C. State baseball’s game against Vanderbilt on Friday was delayed over what the NCAA said were “health and safety protocols.”

The delay came after at least one Wolfpack player tested positive for COVID-19 just before the team was set to take on the Commodores for a trip to the NCAA College Baseball championship series.

The game was delayed by just a little more than an hour.

N.C. State said several players have been placed in COVID-19 protocol and will be unavailable for Thrusday’s game.

“NC State, the NCAA and appropriate parties are working together to monitor the situation,” the Wolfpack team tweeted.

Sources tell CBS 17’s Todd Gibson that infielder J.T. Jarrett was sent home due to COVID-19.

Another player, relief pitcher Evan Justice is being held out of the contest. Justice recorded a save vs. Vanderbilt when the two teams last met on June 21.

Justice has posted one win and four saves in the Pack’s 2021 postseason run. He was recently named a Third Team All-American by Perfect Game.

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