Uncovered mound and wet clay. Use Dry Diamond Tex to mix with the clay. This should be a last resort as once we mix the Diamond Tex in with the Clay it never packs as well again.
Dried out mound. If the weather gets hot and a mound is left uncovered the clay will dry out and crack like a desert. SLOWLY start to moisten the clay with the water bottle. The clay will absorb a lot of water very quickly, but once it is too soaked you have a sticky mess…be patient.
The mounds on Field A and Field C have a Mound Saver Feature. A plastic shelf extends from the front of the rubber to limit, and essentially eliminate the huge divot often found at the front edge of the rubber. This should not be necessary with a packed clay mound, and may cause problems as there is not enough depth for the clay to sick if it is dry.
We have turned the rubber on Field B around, with the shelf facing towards center field as an experiment.
LVBA has fixed the mounds so our kids can enjoy them. Please respect the work that has gone into them, and prepare them for the next team as best you can. Please assign a parent to take care of the mound after each game. The process takes 15 minutes once you get the hang of it.
Last, Please do not pitch batting practice from the mound. Pitch from in front of the mound. Have the players hit from the back of the backstop. This will reduce wear and tear on the batters box areas, and reduce the number of balls lost.
For questions or help with the mounds please contact Al Tielemans (917.679.7327, firstname.lastname@example.org), or Tim Maher (267-275-5364,