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College baseball gearing for 'Classic at The K'

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MILWAUKEE -- Kauffman Stadium will go college on April 22 with a Missouri-Kansas border clash.

The University of Missouri Tigers will take on the Wichita State Shockers from Kansas at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, April 22, in a game that will benefit the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas.

Farmland Foods will sponsor the event, "The National College Baseball Hall of Fame Classic at The K."

"We are so honored that David and Dan Glass and the Royals organization have chosen to host this game," said Hall of Fame executive vice president of development Jana Howser, daughter of late Royals Hall of Fame manager Dick Howser. "We look forward to a wonderful night of college baseball."

The teams have played 10 times with Wichita State winning six games. The Shockers won, 3-0, in the last meeting in 2004.

Tickets in the BATS Crown Club, which will include a special menu offered at a reduced price, will be available for $25 for adults and $14 for youth ages 14 and under.

Fans also may purchase tickets in the KIA Diamond Club for $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Royals Crown Club and Diamond Club seat holders will be given a special opportunity to purchase tickets in these two areas and will receive an email with information on how to purchase tickets within the next week.

General admission seating in the lower seating bowl will be available for purchase at $10 for adults and $5 for youth.

Tickets are available online at www.royals.com/hofgame, in person at the Kauffman Stadium box office or by calling 1-800-6-ROYALS.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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