The Wolfpack was scheduled to play the Commodores Saturday afternoon in the winner-take-all bracket final, but the NCAA declared the game a no-contest early Saturday morning because of health and safety protocols.
The NCAA could not provide additional details due to privacy issues, they added.
On Friday, North Carolina State had only 13 players available in the team’s 3-1 loss to Vanderbilt.
The Commodores will face either the Texas Longhorns or Mississippi State Bulldogs in the best-of-three championship series beginning Monday in Omaha, Nebraska.
Vanderbilt won the 2019 CWS. Last year’s tournament was canceled due to the pandemic.
The Wolfpack is not the only team whose season was cut short because of pandemic protocols.