UPDATE: The game is on, set for 3:07 p.m. ET. As for who is still available for NC State...
Pack on the field warming up, taking infield.— Alec Sawyer (@AlecSawyer) June 25, 2021
Austin Murr is in left field with Danny Carnazzo.
Jonny Butler is in CF.
Devonte Brown is in RF.
Mensik is at SS.
Deangelo Giles is at third.
Carson Falsken is at 2B.
Eddie Eisert and Sam Highfill are at 1B.
Looks like no Tyler McDonough and Jose Torres, at least, in addition to JT Jarrett. Maybe no Terrell Tatum or Luca Tresh either.
NC State and Vanderbilt are not on the field for their 2 p.m. ET matchup, and the reason for that is a positive COVID-19 test that at the very least is going to delay the start of the game, and at worst, will put an end to NC State’s season.
Someone or someones on the Wolfpack tested positive today, and as of this moment we don’t really know what the hell is going on. But neither JT Jarrett nor Evan Justice are at the ballpark, per the folks at the scene. This is all NC State is saying at the moment:
NC State in a statement confirms an "undisclosed number of players from the team have been put into COVID-19 protocol and will be unavailable for today's game."— The Wolfpacker (@TheWolfpacker) June 25, 2021
Adds that NC State, NCAA and "appropriate parties" are monitoring the situation.
This is rather surreal and not the least bit heartbreaking. I’m guessing that they’re sorting through protocols and trying to figure out the contact tracing part of it before they make a decision one way or the other.
Stay tuned, I guess. I might go cry. Haven’t decided yet.