NC State loses several players to COVID protocol for CWS
NC State Wolfpack relief pitcher Evan Justice Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The College World Series game between NC State and Vanderbilt was delayed on Friday due to several players being placed in quarantine, and the Wolfpack were barely able to field a full team because of it.

ESPN’s Ryan McGee reports that NC State starting second baseman J.T. Jarrett and top relief pitcher Evan Justice were ruled ineligible for the semifinal game due to issues related to COVID-19. Several other NC State players were also forced to miss the game. As a result, several freshman with minimal experience had to start.

A photo that was taken during the pregame ceremonies showed how depleted NC State’s roster was.

NC State ended up with only nine position players and four pitchers available.

The issue was the first one related to COVID-19 during the College World Series. It obviously could not have come at a worse time for NC State.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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