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Old 08-10-2008, 05:54 PM
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Pitcher's Mound (my first)

The baseball field our local high school uses is being renovated. I am doing some of the work. This week we roughed in the new pitcherís mound and batterís boxes. It was difficult to find widespread agreement on the procedures and methods. Although this was my first mound built from scratch, I have maintained and repaired others. In the end, how it was done is based on what I have seen on other fields, what I have read or been told, the existing conditions and parameters of the job, and the materials available in our area.

The mound as we found it:
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For context. Cleaned up old mound in context of tilled infield.
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After shooting all the elevations, we roughed in and shaped the area where the clay bricks would go
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Naturally, the rough in area will hold water until bricks are in and finish grade established
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