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5 SETTING UP THE FIELD


.1 Home Team Responsibilities

.1 LAY OUT
The home team is responsible for laying out the diamond according to the proper field specifications. The commitment line, the safe line, the batters lines, and the pitcher's box are to be clearly marked with the supplied white chalk.
.2 EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES
The home team representative is responsible for checking the equipment/supplies before the first game and after each the last game of the night. Any missing or damaged equipment/supplies are to be reported immediately to the league president.

.2 Field Setup

.1 TOOLS
All tools needed to set up the fields, including a list of the measurements, should be available inside the league storage bins at each diamond.
.2 BASELINES
The baseline length is 60 feet from base to base.
.3 DIAGONAL MEASURES
The length from first to third (and home to second) is measured at 84 feet, 10.5 inches.
.4 BASE PLACEMENT
First base is to be placed so that the middle of the bag (where the white and orange bags meet) is lined up with the outside edge of the baseline. The orange ‘safety bag’ portion of first base is to be located over the base line, entirely in foul territory. Third base is to be placed so that the outside edge of the bag is lined up with the outside edge of the baseline.
.5 PITCHERS BOX
Pitchers box is marked 44 feet from the back of home plate for the front line and 60 feet from the back of home plate for the back line.
.6 COMMITMENT LINE
The commitment line is marked in foul territory, directly between third base and home plate (30 feet from both), and perpendicular to the third base line.
.7 SCORING LINE
The scoring line is marked in foul territory, from the corner of home plate closest to third base, perpendicular to the third base line.
.8 BATTERS LINES
The front batters line is marked 2 feet in front of home plate and extends to both first and third baselines.  The back batters line is marked 2 feet behind home plate and extends the same distance as the front batters line.

.3 Specific Ground Rules

.1 CENTENNIAL 3
Any time the ball [“or player with the ball” unstated but implied going forward], crosses the plane of the first fence between the backstop and the dugout, it is OUT OF PLAY. Any time the ball enters the dugout area (between the two fences), it is OUT OF PLAY. Any time the ball crosses the plane of the first fence beyond the dugout area and remains inside the second fence, it is IN PLAY. Any time the ball crosses the plane of the second fence as it extends to the outfield fence, it is OUT OF PLAY.