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Grass Infield
« on: September 07, 2017, 06:36:05 pm »
My coaching staff and myself are thinking about putting in a grass infield on our softball field. We were just curious what other coaches thought about this idea? Wondering if anyone already plays on a grass infield. Wanting to know pro/cons and just overall information about it.

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 06:47:39 pm »
You have slow infielders?

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 09:29:57 pm »
No, not necessarily. We have just played on a couple and really liked the looks of them and the way they played. Also, looking for something we can play on with a little bit of rain. 

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 11:07:28 am »
I've always wondered why softball wasn't played on grass in the first place. Are the bases so short that the ball needs to get to the infielders quicker, so grass would put you at a disadvantage defensively?

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 12:44:25 pm »
That is what I am wondering. I've talked to several people and they tell me they hate grass infields, but don't have a reason. Basically, they just say softball is suppose to be played on dirt. I would imagine they like dirt because of the short bases and the pace of the game. I feel like if you take good care of a grass infield and keep it cut short, it would look good and play good.

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 02:02:50 pm »
I have seen many games played in a light drizzle. With a traditional dirt infield the dirt is damp but the ball stays relatively dry for handling and throwing.  My concern with grass would be bad throws from infielders with ground balls and the short game. Along with with the speed of the game, ball rolling on the grass will slow more quickly than on dirt, which in my opinion gives a runner with speed the advantage getting down the line. I'm just a fan, what do I know!!!

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 10:17:50 am »
Grass infield sucks in softball. The ball is not as dense as a baseball and it tends to skip and take bad hops on grass.

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 08:48:37 am »
Grass infield sucks in softball. The ball is not as dense as a baseball and it tends to skip and take bad hops on grass.

Makes sense

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 10:00:27 am »
We have one at Rivercrest, and I'm partial to it. Looks a lot better and don't have to worry about dust in the eyes when we have straight line winds. I know it's not "traditional" but oh well.

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 01:27:00 pm »
Hate grass infields for softball. Fastpitch meant to be played on dirt infield. We had to play on a grass infield several years in Regionals and the grass completely changed the game. Several bad hops, changes short game, etc. Really wish AAA would make it a requirement to have dirt.

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2018, 10:40:39 am »
Hate grass infields for softball. Fastpitch meant to be played on dirt infield. We had to play on a grass infield several years in Regionals and the grass completely changed the game. Several bad hops, changes short game, etc. Really wish AAA would make it a requirement to have dirt.

agreed

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2018, 04:07:26 pm »
well I've cared for and been involved with both. You got to have a good grass person to keep the grass in shape and it's a all year job or most anyway. With the dirt it is much easier to maintain and looking good.

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 06:35:57 pm »
Grass is not growing during HS softball season.   The old grass looks bad when it is played or practiced on a lot.  Dirt is easier to maintain.

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 05:20:41 am »
I imagine anyone Who has a grass infield has it overseeded with rye grass.

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Re: Grass Infield
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 10:45:31 am »
 ;D if your going to do that put in an all turf field ;D

 

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