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Friday’s College World Series game between NC State and Vanderbilt has been delayed because multiple players for NC State are in COVID-19 protocols.

The game was set to start at 2 p.m. ET and NC State can advance to the three-game championship series with a win over Vanderbilt while Vanderbilt has to beat NC State twice to advance. Players were warming up before the game before they were pulled off the field within an hour of first pitch.

“An undisclosed number of players from the team have been put into COVID-19 protocol and will be unavailable for today’s game,” NC State said in a statement. “NC State, the NCAA and appropriate parties are working together to monitor the situation.”

Approximately 20 minutes after the game was originally set to start, the College World Series said it would begin at 3:07 p.m. ET. 

According to the ESPN broadcast, second baseman J.T. Jarrett and closer Evan Justice were not at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on Friday. 

NC State is 2-0 so far in the College World Series. NC State beat Stanford 10-4 to open the College World Series and then beat Vanderbilt 1-0 on Monday night. The championship series starts on Monday, June 28.

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