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Q: What is the most important aspect of taking care of an infield:

A: The TESTING most important aspect of taking care of an infield is moisture management.  In theory, all other problems on an infield, besides quality control issues, are related to moisture management.  A good example of how important moisture manage is, would be the ocean beaches.  If you stand far enough away from the water where the sand is nice and damp and stable, a coach could run an infield drill.  However, if you moved too close, the sand would become soupy and unplayable.  On the opposite spectrum, when you move far enough away from the water and there is not enough moisture to add stability, sand becomes a beach.  —Eric Fogle—

Q: What does moisture management mean:

A: In its most basic form moisture management is the ability to keep enough moisture in your soils to play firm but soft and at the same time not have enough moisture where stability breaks down. —Jesse Smith—-Head Groundskeeper—-Portland Beavers (AAA)

Q: How important is moisture management when taking care of an infield:

A: Moisture Management is the most important and effective tool a coach or groundskeeper has on his field.  It also happens to be more of an art then science.  That said, a proper gradation, a quality infield soil, and the use of both tarps and infield conditioners, make the life of any groundskeeper easier. —-Eric Fogle—-

Q: What is the proper gradation for an infield:

A: Though no two fields will be alike, a good grade for your infield will be between 1/2% and 1%, flowing in an outward cone from the pitchers mound. —-Eric Fogle—-

Q: How can I prevent my infield from puddling:

A: The easiest way to prevent puddles is to have a proper grade on your infield.  By adding the proper gradation, water will move effortlessly off the infield and into your turf, which can perk a much higher rate of moisture.—-Eric Fogle—-

Q: Why does my field turn hard during the summer:

A: Typically, this has to do with moisture control on either a clay or silt based field.  Since both clay and silt are such a fine materials they have a tendency to settle and then lock up when a lack of moisture occurs.  That said, if a coach can give a clay base infield enough moisture during the summer to stay moist…he is now playing like a major league infield on a high school budget.—-Eric Fogle—-

Q: How do I fix a field that is too soft:

A: The most common cause of a soft infield is due with sand, pumice, or cinder. In some areas, like Oregon, coaches have to deal with 60″ of water a year.  Because of this fact, many coaches have been taught that sand is the answer.  The problem, of course, is what happens when you take all that moisture away?  How much erosion do you have?  How stable is your infield?  The fact of the matter is that a proper infield soil should be a combination of sand, silt, and clay.  The more extreme on either side of that equation, and the more conditioners you will need.—-Eric Fogle—-

Q:What is a standard infield mix:

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Q: What is an infield conditioner:

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Q: How do I choose one infield conditioner over another:

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Q: What is the difference between a Calcined Clay and Vitrified Clay / Shale:

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Q: What is the difference between Vitrified Clay / Shale and Brick Dust, Cinder, or Pumice:

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Q:What are the high stress areas of an infield:

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Q: How often should I nail drag my infield:

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Q: What is the difference between Turface and other Calcined Clays:

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Q: What is Diatomaceous Earth:

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Q: How do I know how much soil I need for my infield:

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Q: How much conditioner should I use on my infield:

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Q: What is the difference between a Top Dress and an Infield Conditioner:

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Q: When should I use drying agents:

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Q: How often should I use my tarps:

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Q: What is the standard height of a high school mound:

A: A regulation pitching mound should be 10 inches higher than the surface of home plate.

Q: What is the standard height of a little league mound:

A: A Little League pitchers mound should be 6 inches in height.

Q: What is the diameter of a high school pitchers mound:

A: A High School pitchers mound should be 18′ diameter circle.

Q: What is a proper slope for a high school mound:

A: Your front slope of the mound should start 6″ in front of the pitching rubber, and drop 1 inch for every 1 foot towards home plate.

Q: Why should I use unfired clay bricks?:

A: Although Mound Clay is great at providing stability and structure to your mound at depths of 1″-2″. Most Clay Bricks are 2 3/4″ thick, and have been compressed with high amounts of weighted pressure. This turns the clay into a very strong brick that will provide your mound or batters boxes with a solid foundation that will last much longer than any bagged material. If properly maintained clay bricks will provide a solid foundation for 2-3 years.

Q: I’m rebuilding our Little League Majors field mound. What points should I measure from when measuring out my pitching rubber?

A: When measuring out your pitching rubber for a Little League Majors field, you should measure 46′ from the apex of home plate to the front of your pitching rubber.

Q: Why should I use mound clay instead of infield soil for my mound?

A: Infield soils tend to have higher sand content, so your infield can withstand rainfall in the spring and won’t hard-pan in the summer. Higher sand levels keep your infield from compacting and creating this hard panning effect. However, this is why sand-based infield soils are actually bad for your mound. You need your mound to hold firm and compact, or else you will end up with divots in your high-stressed areas. Mound clay is great for your mound because of the clay’s ability to compact and hold up under stress throughout the course of a season. Most bagged mound clays are specifically picked by manufacturers to handle a higher stress load during a baseball season.

Q: How far in front of my pitching rubber should my table extend?

A: How far you extend your table in front of the pitching rubber depends on the size of the mound. For example, if you’re building a high school mound at 10 inches in height, your table will have the dimensions of 34″ x 60″. Therefore, your table should extend 6 inches in front of the pitching rubber before you start your slope. If you are building a Little League Majors/Minors mound, you’re dealing with a mound height of 6 inches, which means your table will have the dimensions of 17″ x 40″ and should extend 4 inches in front of your pitching rubber before you start your slope


Q: Recommended Application when used as a Top Dressing:

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