Portable mound on Ousky??? BOOOOO!!!!That is correct. More improvements to follow.
Oregon will pay $634,966.64 to Maumee Bay Turf Center, Oregon, for artificial turf and other improvements for Ousky Field and Diamond No. 2 at the Coontz Recreation Complex.www.presspublications.com
I have to imagine it has something to do with wearing rubber cleats/turf shoes. You can't wear metal spikes on the turf and I'm not sure how rubber cleats would do on a clay mound.A portable mound for a field that will be hosting HS games is an absolutely horrible idea. They have enough maintenance people at that facility that throwing a tarp on the mound before rain and getting the mound ready before/between games shouldn't be an issue. As someone who has seen a kid break an arm falling off a portable mound (he was 12), I can't imagine there are many HS kids looking forward to the possibility of pitching on one of those things
The field/turf looks great, huge improvement.The type of portable mound they are referring to is very different than what is used at younger age groups. Most mounds that are dangerous at the younger levels are basically mounds made for indoor facilities and can’t account for pickoffs, PFP plays, etc. I’m sure the mound that will be installed here you won’t be able to tell is even portable.
Any time we ever played on a field with turf, the pitchers could wear metal if they had a natural mound. If they changed positions they had to go to plastic.I have to imagine it has something to do with wearing rubber cleats/turf shoes. You can't wear metal spikes on the turf and I'm not sure how rubber cleats would do on a clay mound.
They have a plastic mound out in Clyde on their 14U field. Pitchers have to wear tennis shoes/rubber cleats. Lots of fun when it gets a little wet.