There has been plenty of discussion about the impact of N.C. State being sent home from the College World Series following positive COVID-19 tests. Saturday’s scheduled game with Vanderbilt was declared a no contest.

But Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin reacted to the news on Sunday during a media session to also discuss Monday’s best-of-3 series opener against Mississippi State.

“We certainly sympathize with NC State, their staff, their team, their fan base,” Corbin said, per Robbie Weinstein. “We don’t know the level of hurt they’re exposed to now but we recognize it. We would want to play them on the field. We’re in a situation where we move forward.”

The last time Vanderbilt was in action, Kumar Rocker struck out 11 in six innings and Vanderbilt beat the Wolfpack Friday 3-1 in what ultimately turned out to be the Wolfpack’s final game of the season. State was left with just 13 of 27 players, including four pitchers.

N.C. State coach Elliott Avent explained that he learned there was a problem 45 minutes to an hour before the scheduled start time. He said players would be getting re-tested and, if the results were negative, some or all could play Saturday.