OMAHA, Neb. — Vanderbilt will advance to the 2021 College World Series Finals. The Commodores will play Mississippi State in a best-of-three series beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at TD Ameritrade Park.
The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee issued the following statement:
“The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee has declared the Vanderbilt-NC State Men’s College World Series game scheduled for Saturday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Central time a no-contest because of COVID-19 protocols. This decision was made based on the recommendation of the Championship Medical Team and the Douglas County Health Department. As a result, Vanderbilt will advance to the CWS Finals. The NCAA and the committee regret that NC State’s student-athletes and coaching staff will not be able to continue in the championship in which they earned the right to participate. Because of privacy issues, we cannot provide further details.”
COURTESY VANDERBILT ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS