College World Series game between Vanderbilt and NC State postponed due to 'health and safety protocols'

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The NCAA announced that Friday's Vanderbilt vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack baseball game is delayed due to "health and safety protocols."

The NCAA tweeted at 1:55 p.m. EST that a "start time TBD." It was then announced the game is scheduled to start at 3:07 p.m.

The Vanderbilt vs. NC State baseball game was scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

At 2:20 p.m., the NCAA tweeted, "Game 11 will begin play at 2:07 PM (3:07 p.m. EST) local time on ESPN2."

Here is the full initial tweet from the NCAA: "#CWS GAME UPDATE We are in delay due to health and safety protocols. Start time TBD."

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ESPN broadcaster Ben McDonald had tweeted earlier, "We have @VandyBoys vs @NCStateBaseball hopefully at some point from #Omaha join me @tom_hart and @ChrisBurke02 on @espn2 for all the action!"

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NC State released a statement saying, "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, the NCAA and appropriate parties are working together to monitor the situation."

Vanderbilt comes into the contest 47-16 overall. Most recently, Vanderbilt beat Stanford 6-5 on Wednesday.

The NC State Wolfpack enter the matchup 37-18 overall. On Monday, NC State beat Vanderbilt 1-0.

Entering Friday, NC State leads the all-time series 3-2 vs. Vanderbilt.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Vanderbilt, NC State baseball delayed by 'health and safety protocols'