Friday, June 22, 2012

Oberlin College Softball - Infield Renovation

Last week, the J&D Turf crew was at Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH.  The project was as follows:
Check existing field alignment/foul poles
Edge infield and warning track
Install 25 tons of FieldSaver 50 Custom Amendment
Install 50 tons of Dura Edge Collegiate Infield Mix
Blend the materials together with a Blecavator
Roll with a 3 ton roller and laser grade
Add 3 tons of Diamond Pro Professional Calcined Clay
Install 25 tons of crushed brick to the existing outfield warning track
Here is the project in photos:

Edging the warning track and the infield:

Adding warning track and the finished product:

The infield renovation:

Watering in the finished product.  With the recent dry weather in the Midwest, the use of irrigation heads to water the infield are a nice item to have to maintain proper moisture.

Oberlin now has a softball field that is smooth with a balanced collegiate sand/silt/clay infield mix for Div 3 NCAA Softball play.  
To learn more about Oberlin Softball, click HERE.
To learn more about how to add new infield mix to an existing infield mix, click HERE.
To learn more about another FieldSaver50 installation, click HERE.
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Play on!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like it is going to be a great field to play on. My daughter and I have been looking at colleges in PA with softball teams, when we came across your post. I am sure most teams wish to have a field as nice as this one. Thanks so much for sharing.