Posted 05 February 2016 - 03:54 PM
If you do not have a permanent backstop they make sense:
If you are looking for a matt in front of a chainlink backstop - that's a different problem to solve!
Posted 07 February 2016 - 09:56 PM
There is a full size chain link backstop with a block building behind it.
If the pitcher throws a pitch past the catcher it would basically bounce off a block building and fly back.
We put a rubber tarp up to deaden the bounce but tarps rip all the time.
I was thinking of a 4'× 6' 3/4 inch mat hanging in front of fence to deaden the bounce back.
Does anyone know if this would work or would it still bounce back onto the field instead of deadening it behind homeplate?
Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:50 PM
When you mount them - be sure the space beneath it won't trap baseballs.
It happens on one of our fields and umps have to call dead ball.
Either hang to the ground and use a dirt lip in front, or leave 4" underneath so the ball won't get stuck.
Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:00 PM
The LL Majors recommendation is 25' from plate to backstop. Anything much less gets rough for playability.
I think the LLWS distance to backstop is 30'.
This creates enough space for umpire and catcher to work comfortably and makes a passed ball or WP a real opportunity, and is a better distance for 50/70. High school is generally closer to 50' from plate to backstop.
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