The NC State Wolfpack baseball team is reeling after the NCAA announced early Saturday morning that they would have to forfeit a College World Series game against Vanderbilt, which sent them packing from the double elimination tournament in Omaha, Nebraska.

NC State had just 13 players eligible for Friday’s game against Vanderbilt due to “COVID-19 health and safety protocols,” and the Commodores defeated the Wolfpack 3-1 behind ace pitcher Kumar Rocker. That set up a Saturday rematch between the Commodores and Wolfpack for a chance to play in the national title; however, the NCAA announced early Saturday morning that the game would be declared “no-contest because of COVID-19 protocols,” making NC State forfeit the game and advancing Vandy to the national title.

“The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee has declared the Vanderbilt-NC State Men’s College World Series Game scheduled for Saturday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. CT a no-contest because of COVID-19 protocols,” the NCAA’s statement read. “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.”

NC State’s players came back to TD Ameritrade Park to take one last team photo before going home.

Following the NCAA’s announcement, in which it didn’t release any details, reaction poured in.