UCLA, USC featured in Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic March 8
Defending CWS champ Vanderbilt to play TCU in opener
LOS ANGELES - The two most recent College World Series champions will be on display in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic Sunday, March 8, when 2013 titlist UCLA meets USC and defending champion Vanderbilt faces TCU, the Dodgers announced.
The TCU-Vanderbilt game is slated to begin at 11:45 a.m. and the USC-UCLA matchup is at 3:30 p.m. Tickets priced at $25 for Dugout Club seats, $20 for Baseline Club seats and $10 for Field level seats are available at Dodgers.com/classic, uclabruins.com and gettrojantix.com. Tickets for USC and UCLA students and children under 14 are $5 and also are available in advance only at the UCLA and USC box offices or at Dodger Stadium on the day of the event. Parking is $10 and is available only at the gate. Parking and stadium gates will open at 11:30 a.m.
Defending CWS champion Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in the Baseball America preseason top 25. TCU, which advanced to the 2014 CWS in Omaha, Neb., is rated No. 7. UCLA is ranked No. 11.
The UCLA-USC game will be televised by Pac-12 Network.
The event dates to 2010, when Vanderbilt edged Oklahoma State, 7-6, and UCLA defeated USC, 6-1. In 2011, Georgia blanked St. Mary's, 3-0, and USC shut down UCLA, 2-0. In 2012, Pepperdine topped UC Irvine, 3-2, and UCLA downed USC, 7-2. Due to renovations at Dodger stadium, the 2013 games were played at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium, where Notre Dame trimmed Oklahoma, 6-5, in 11 innings, and UCLA beat USC, 6-1. The event did not take place in 2014.
The Dodgers also will play host to fans from UCLA and USC at their annual nights at Dodger Stadium. USC Night is Tuesday, April 28 vs. the San Francisco Giants and UCLA Night is Friday, May 1 vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. A special ticket package is available in the Infield Reserve for $25 or in the all-you-can-eat pavilion for $37. The package includes a ticket to the game and a commemorative Dodgers/USC or Dodgers/UCLA T-shirt. Tickets are now available at dodgers.com/usc or dodgers.com/ucla. The package must be purchased from this link to obtain the item. Third party purchases will not be eligible for the item.