GROUND RULES, CONT.
WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS
Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium - Grand Chute, WI
1. Dugouts: The protective netting and railing in front of the dugout is live. If a player falls into the
dugout while attempting to make the play, the play is dead. If the ball goes into the dugout, the
play is dead. If a ball caroms off the concrete facing of dugout, the play is dead.
2. Media pits: If a player falls into one of the media pits while attempting to make a play, the play is
dead. If the ball goes into either media pit, the play is dead. If the ball caroms off the concrete
facing of the media pits or the dugouts or the protective netting above the media pits or dugouts,
the play is dead.
3. Backstop net: There is no break in the net. A thrown ball into the net is in play. A batted ball that
deflects off the net is dead.
4. Railings along first and third base lines are in play.
5. Tarp: No Elevation. Player must catch ball with two feet on ground. If a fair ball bounces off tarp
onto playing surface, it is in play. If a ball lodges in tarp, it is dead.
6. Outfield: Any batted ball that clears the fence or hits the scoreboard is a home run. If a ball becomes
lodged under padded wall signs, it is dead.
7. Centerfield: The centerfield wall is 16’ high. The black batter’s eye tarp is set beyond the wall and
is not part of the wall. A batted ball must only clear the 16’ high wall to be home run.
8. Outfield Light Towers: A batted ball that hits a light tower beyond the outfield fence on the fly is
a home run. A batted ball that hits a sign hanging on a light tower beyond the outfield fence on
the fly is a home run.
WHERE THE STARS COME TO PLAY
68 Midwest League 2019
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA