Baseball will take place in Dodger Stadium this weekend, but not Major League Baseball with the boys in blue. Instead, top college players from four top college baseball teams will clash in the Dodger Stadium Baseball Classic.
Oklahoma (4-5), #20 Mississippi State (7-2), #22 USC (5-3), and #21 UCLA (3-5) will battle all weekend culminating with games on Sunday being played at Dodger Stadium.
The first games of the classic start on Friday night when Oklahoma plays USC at Dedeaux Field at 6. Across town at Jackie Robinson Field, Mississippi State will take on UCLA at 6.
The Sooners and Trojans met in in the 1995 College World Series with USC posting a 9-4 win in Lincoln. USC right hander Kyle Davis will take the bump for the Trojans and Oklahoma will counter with Jake Elliot and his 3.00 ERA.
In a replay of the College World Series final of 2013, Mississippi State will try to avenge their loss to UCLA in the championship game when they take the field Friday night. Junior Dakota Hudson of the Bulldogs will take his 1.64 ERA into the game and try to improve his 1-0 record. UCLA will counter with sophomore right hander Griffin Canning.
On Saturday, Oklahoma will travel to UCLA while Mississippi State heads to USC.
The Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic will culminate at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
Oklahoma will take on Mississippi State on Sunday at 11 in the opening game. Crosstown rivals USC and UCLA will do battle at 3. The USC and UCLA game will be televised live by the Pac-12 Network.
Tickets for the Sunday games are very reasonably priced with Pavillon seats $10 and Field Level seats only $15.