Field Preparation

Field Prep Guide

To properly prepare a field for play, you will need:

From the field "lock box" located outside the playing field near the back stop:

  1. Base plugs
  2. Hose
  3. Bases
  4. String

From the left hand 40' container located back by the hitting cages, you will need:

  1. One of the two ATVs
  2. Chalking box
  3. Batters box template

Procedures

  1. If the bases and or base plates (squares with rubber nubs on them) are in, please remove them and place in plugs.
  2. Hook hose up to faucet located under the pitching mounds, Please take note if the exact location of the mounds so they can be replaced in exactly the same spot. Spray and water the red clay infield well. A good soak is optimal. Then remove the hose and replace the mound. NOTE: If the fields are moist or we are suffering from lack of water in the community, do not feel obligated to water the infield.
  3. Lift the drag crate matt off the back of the ATV and slowly (waling speed) drag the infield. Do this in a random fashion and do not go in a continuous, one way direction. Also, do not drag the matt over the base plates.
  4. Lay the batter box template over the plate one way and drop the rectangle bars to one side. You can gently walk on the rectangle bars to imprint the outline in the clay. Lift and rotate the rectangle to the other side and repeat. Now you can "chalk" those two rectangles.
  5. Get another person and pull the string out to form a straight line from the right side of the HOME plate, across the outside of the first base "Base Plate" (square with the raised nubs on it) and extend it to the grass out field. Once it is pulled straight, lay it down. Now chalk over it. NOTE: The big timber nails on the end of the string reel can hold the strong in place behind home plate if you are solo.
  6. While holding the string near HOME plate, have your other person pick the string up and walk it over to the third base foul line and repeat the procedure holding the string to the left side of home plate
  7. If you like, you can "chalk" an "On Deck Batters Circle" for each dug out. Simply, midway from the fence out to the foul line, just beyond the dug out entrance away from home plate. So, closer to either first base or third base.
  8. PINTO SPECIFIC:
    • Pitcher Circle: Stand on at the Pitchers rubber, hold the end of a rake and rotate the end around in a circle to make a 10 foot circle line that can then be chalked.
    • Foul Ball Arc: Stand on home plate and with the rake, drag an arc from third base line to first base line about 3 feet out from home plate. Chalk the dragged arc c. ON DECK CIRLCE: In Pinto, one deck is IN THE DUG OUT. In the "Hole" is out and around the respective dug out fences, If you want to chalk a circle, if must be outside and behind this fence line.

Team designated as "HOME" is responsible for taking down the fence each week night or last game on Sunday nights. Pull the fence from the ground sockets and until the entire fence is laying flat. Then roll from either end until it meets in the middle. It can be lifted onto the back of an ATV and moved to the green container. There, be lofted off and stood upright inside towards the back of the container.

NOTE: Please return ATVs and chalkers back inside the container when done. They do not like to be outside in any sort of moisture.

 

Field Dimensions

NOTE: Pitching measurement is form the front of the pitching rubber to the back tip of home plate.

Pinto

Home plate to pitcher: 38'

Between bases: 60'

Mustang

Home plate to pitcher: 46'

Between bases: 60'

Bronco

Home plate to pitcher: 50

Between bases: 70'

Fence from Home plate to center field: 275'

Pony

Home plate to pitcher 55'

Between bases: 80'

14U: 60/90

Fence from Home plate to center field: 315'

 

Directions to Start the Green Honda TRX 250TE

Gas cock is left "ON"

Vehicle is in Neutral. IT MUST BE IN NEUTRAL TO START.

  1. Turn ignition key on right side of handle bar steering. Single GREEN bulb will illuminate IF in neutral. If you can not shift gears  try rocking the AVT forward and back a bit to rotate the gears slightly
  2. Pull choke knob  out towards you. Located on left side of steering column. Opposite ignition key
  3. Slide RED switch next to choke on left handle controls  to "Engine"
  4. Push "start" button lower portion of left handle controls while holding either brake level on.
  5. Throttle, "trigger style" is operated by your right thumb on the right hand control.
  6. Let is run for a minute or so and then depress the choke knob back in.
  7. The vehicle is an automatic. On the left hand control, then is an up arrow and below it, another switch with a down arrow. Light numerals on the steering column tell you what gear you are in.
  8. Reverse is activated from NEUTRAL. While in NEUTRAL, you  fully depress the RED button on the inside part of the left hand brake level. Once depressed, pull that brake level on. Now shift down with the down arrow. An Amber light to the left of the GREEN neutral light will illuminate. You can now in reverse. To get out of reverse, simply depress the up arrow.
  9. VERY IMPORTANT: When you stop the ATV, whether in neutral or not, turn OFF the ignition key please.

NOTE: If necessary, this unit can be hand pull started from the retracting hand pull starter handle on the left side of the crank case.


 

Directions to Start the Yellow Kawaski ATV

Fuel lever can be rotated down to "ON"
Vehicle is in Neutral. IT MUST BE IN NEUTRAL TO START.
 
  1. Turn ignition key on right side of handle bar steering column. Single green light bulb will illuminate IF in neutral. If you can not shift gears down, try rocking the AVT forward and back a bit to rotate the gears slightly.
  2. Choke slide to the left. Located on left handle controls
  3. Slide RED switch next to choke on left handle controls  to "Engine"
  4. Push "start" button lower portion of left handle controls while holding either brake level on.
  5. Throttle, "trigger style" is operated by your right thumb on the right hand control.
  6. Let is run for a minute or so and then slide choke a bit to the right
  7. The vehicle is an automatic, yet you must shift manually. The shifter is operated with your left foot. All gears down is NEUTRAL. Up is 1 and continued up through all gears.
  8. Reverse is activated from NEUTRAL. While in NEUTRAL, you rotate the switch opposite side of the steering column from the ignition key. While holding in the rotated position, shift the gear lever DOWN with your left foot. The vehicle is now in reverse. To disengage it, simply lift the gear lever up into NEUTRAL. VERY IMPORTANT: When you stop the ATV, whether in neutral or not, turn OFF the ignition key please.
  9. Rotate fuel lever forward to "OFF"
 
NOTE: If necessary, this unit can be hand pull started from the retracting hand pull starter handle on the left side of the crank case.

     
 

 

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