Baseball returns to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, March 13th for the Dodgertown Classic presented by Coca-Cola. There will be two scheduled games between four Southern California college baseball teams. The UC Irvine Anteaters will play the Pepperdine Waves at 2 pm. Then cross-town rivals USC and UCLA will take the field at 6:30pm. Both games will count toward NCAA baseball standings.
The Dodger Stadium gates will open at 1 pm with free parking and discounted concessions. Tickets for the Dodgertown Classic presented by Coca-Cola will cost $7 in advance and $12 day of game and can be purchased via Ticketmaster, by visiting www.dodgers.com/classic and at Dodger Stadium. A $5 student tickets can be purchased in person at any of the schools’ campus box offices. Each ticket will permit access to both of the day’s games.
2010 was the inaugural year of the Dodgertown Classic which features USC and UCLA. Dodger Stadium has also hosted Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt University, The University of Georgia, and St. Mary’s College. Proceeds go to help NCAA baseball programs.
Last year my alma mater USC beat UCLA 2-0. In 2010 the Bruins beat the Trojans 6-1 in the first Dodgertown Classic. So this year’s Classic is a sort of rubber game.