Vanderbilt Advances to Finals

Commodores to play Mississippi State

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.”