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Opening and closing the fields

OPENING FIELD

  • Take of the tarps and fold them up a few times.  
    •  Tarps (DO NOT DRAG THE TARPS ACROSS THE FIELDS, EVER!)
    • Carry them off the fields at Cranberry Park.
    • Place tarps on the metal boxes behind home plate.
    • Graham Park, you can put them on the sides of the dugouts.
  • New directions for tarps are as follows:
  •  Removing tarps that are holding water is a 2 person job.  2 people will lift the tarp.  By lifting and folding together, the tarp can be carried off to the side of the field and dumped near a dugout.  This will prevent the water from draining into the batter's box / home plate area.
  • Field specific directions - based on slope of field:
    • Fields 1, 2, and 3 at Cranberry Park - we should be pulling the tarp towards the third base dugout area.
    • Fields 4 and 5 at Cranberry Park - we are pulling them to the first base dugout area.
    • Fields L and H at Graham - we are pulling the tarps towards the third base dugout area and the water will run into the warning track material.
    • Fields I and J at Graham - we are pulling tarps straight back to the back stops.
    • *No tarps on Field K (Shetland 4, 5, and 6)*
  • Use the coco mat if there are any marks in the field. Rake if wet, do not use coco mats on wet field.
  • Put bases in and line the field.

CLOSING FIELD

  • Two or three people can grab rakes and do the sliding pits at first base, both sides of second base and third base.
  • Rake in the opposite direction of the sliding pits.  
  • Rake from pitching mound to outfield direction. 
  • Rake around home plate and in front of pitcher’s mound lightly.
  •  Another person can grab the coco mat and start going around in circles between the baselines and working your way towards the pitcher’s mound.
  • ( Please do not use the coco mat if the field is wet or damp)
  • Make sure you pull the bases, put them in the shed, put the plugs back in the base anchors and lock the shed.
  • Lastly, please put the tarps back on the field.  Some fields have two some have one. (DO NOT DRAG THE TARPS ACROSS THE FIELDS, EVER!)

Very Important:

WE DO NOT DO THESE THINGS ANYMORE.

  • Do not bring carts onto the field to drag. 
  • No more shovels.
  • No more shop-vacs.
  • No more field dry.

Contact

Seneca Valley Baseball & Softball Association
PO Box 1599 
Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania 16066

Email: [email protected]

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