UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, TCU to compete at Dodger Stadium.

UCLA baseball

The UCLA baseball team won the 2013 College World Series.

UCLA and Vanderbilt, the two most recent College World Series champions, will play at Dodger Stadium in the College Baseball Classic on March 8.

UCLA will play USC in a game televised on the Pac-12 Network at 3:30 p.m. Vanderbilt will play TCU in the opener of the marquee doubleheader at 11:45 a.m.

Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in the Baseball America preseason top 25. TCU, which advanced to the 2014 College World Series, is ranked seventh. UCLA is ranked No. 11.

Here’s more information from the Dodgers’ press release:

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.

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.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.