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FIELD MAINTENANCE RESOURCES
Steel vs. Wooden poles
When installing field lights on a baseball or softball field, it can be tempting to use donated poles or fixtures or purchase the cheapest option available. However, there are many pitfalls when taking this approach and it is important to be aware of the safety and maintenance issues that often arise. To make sense of it all, our friends at Musco Lighting, Inc. have provided this guide to help you make the right choice for your program.
Why wooden poles may not be your best option
Maintaining moisture is the key to a proper pitcher's mound. The mound should not dry out and crack. The goal is to keep the mound moist so it is pliable, giving the pitchers superior footing. The use of a tarp secured with spikes to cover the mound when the field is not in use is strongly suggested.
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