College baseball will return to Dodger Stadium in March 2016, with Mississippi State and Oklahoma coming to Los Angeles to join USC and UCLA for a pair of games at Chavez Ravine on Sunday, March 8.
It's that time of year when college baseball teams announce their 2016 schedules, and with Mississippi State announcing its slate of games on Tuesday, we now see the setup for the day.
It looks like the event will be called the Dodger Stadium Baseball Classic, after branding as the Dodgertown Classic from 2010-2015, with no event in 2014 due to ongoing construction.
Mississippi State will play Oklahoma at 11 a.m. PT on Sunday, March 8, followed by UCLA and USC playing at 3 p.m.
Sunday is the culmination of a weekend of baseball between those four teams, with MSU playing at UCLA on Friday night, then at USC on Saturday night. Oklahoma will do the opposite, playing at USC on Friday then at UCLA on Saturday.
UCLA beat Mississippi State in the finals to win the 2013 College World Series in Omaha.
This event in the past has seen future Dodgers draftees get their first taste of the field at Dodger Stadium, with 2013 eighth-round pick Kyle Farmer playing in the 2011 Dodgertown Classic, and 2015 first- and third-round picks Walker Buehler and Philip Pfeifer combining to pitch all nine innings for Vanderbilt in the 2015 event.
More details will be announced as the event gets closer, probably in mid-February or so.