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We are switching from chalk to line the field to field paint.  Shetland and Colt ONLY will continue to use chalk until we have used up our current supply.  The Colt chalk room is filled with chalk and chalkers.  Why are we switching?  Chalk is very drying to the dirt (especially around home plate), it is very messy and it is VERY bulky to transport.

For obvious reasons we can not leave cans of paint in the equipment rooms.  As we work out the best way to handle the paint supply to the fields, for winterball the opening director on Saturday will distribute a can of paint to each field.  If any additional paint is needed during the day, the canteen supervisor or director on duty will be able to provide this for you.  

As a reminder: Home team preps the field and the visiting team drags the field after the game.

Pinto, Mustang 1, Bronco and Pony have all had their home plate areas redone.  Three inches deep of the old dirt/chalk was removed and replaced with new brick dust.  These fields have the artificial turf side lines so the only field prep is for the batter's box.  There is a painter to share between pony/bronco and one to share between pinto/mustang 1.  We have ordered a smaller style to use for these fields to see how easy these are to use.  This will arrive in the next week and be placed in a chalk room.

When using field paint the two most important things to remember is that the paint can needs to be shaken for a minute and the dirt MUST be damp.  If you don't wet the ground first the paint will not stick.  The nozzle needs to inserted horizontally to match the slit in the sprayer.

Locations for infield sprinklers and hoses:

Pinto

Infield sprinkler valve-located inside the fence by the first base bleachers 

Hose-located inside the fence by the first base bleachers

 

Mustang 1

Infield sprinkler valve-along the first base fence inside the green box

Hose-located inside the fence by the first base dugout

Bronco

Infield sprinkler valve-along the third base fence inside the green box

Hose-located inside the box on the back side of the pitcher's mound

Pony

Infield sprinkler valve-outside the field on the third base line in the enclosed valve area.  It is inside the green box in the ground on the left side directly inside the gate.

Hose-located inside the box on the back side of the pitcher's mound

Mustang 2

Infield sprinkler-none

Hose-located inside the box on the back side of the pitcher's mound

Field supplies are now located right outside the 3rd base dugout in SB3 equipment room along with supplies for SB3.

 

Softball 1

Infield sprinkler valve-along first base line on the piping by the hose bib

Hose-The hose is in a bucket inside the chalk room.  Attach to the hose bib on the field by the infield sprinkler valve

Caution-infield sprinklers will spray the stands and the scorebooth.

Softball 2

Infield sprinkler valve-located in the box on the field next to the first base line fence

Hose-located behind the visitor's stands

Softball 3

Infield sprinkler valve-located in the box on the field next the 3rd base next to the fence.

Hose-located outside the fence along first base line.

There are videos on how to line the fields, one for Pinto/Mustang/Bronco/Pony and one for the softball fields/Mustang 2.


Click here for the video: Game Day Prep: Pinto/Mustang 1/Bronco/Pony

Click here for the video: Game Day Prep: Softball 1, 2, 3, & Mustang 2

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