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Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic: UCLA beats USC in 14, Oklahoma ties Mississippi State

Sheldon Neuse (seen here in 2014) homered on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
Sheldon Neuse (seen here in 2014) homered on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
Photo: Fort Worth Star-Telegram via Getty Images

The Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic saw a quartet of college teams play at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, with No. 24 Mississippi State playing to a 5-5 tie with Oklahoma, and No. 14 UCLA outlasting USC 5-3 in 14 innings in Los Angeles.

A pair of two-out, two-run triples highlighted the early scoring in the nightcap, with A.J. Ramirez hitting one to the right field wall for USC in the first inning, then Brett Stephens tripled to right in the fourth inning to score a pair for UCLA to tie the game at 3-3.

Stephens had four hits in the game, including a double, and scored the go-ahead run in the 14th.

UCLA finished its weekend 3-0, with home wins over Mississippi State and Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Oklahoma third baseman Sheldon Neuse homered and went 1-for-5 in the early game. He was ranked as the 82nd-best 2016 draft prospect in college by Baseball America before the season, the only player to play in either game on Sunday to appear in the top 100.

Neuse, who is also a pitcher, pitched a perfect ninth, including a strikeout.

In 2015, the Dodgers drafted two players who played in the Dodger Stadium Classic, both pitchers from Vanderbilt, with first-rounder Walker Buehler and third-rounder Phil Pfeifer.