Pitching Mounds

8-inch Mound

Mound Dimensions

The 8" pitching mound is a 12' diameter circle. The center is located 48'6" from the apex (back point) of home plate along an invisible line extending from the apex through the center of 2nd base.

The front, center edge of the pitching rubber is located 50' from the apex of home plate along this same line.

The top face of the pitching rubber should be elevated 8" above home plate to ensure the proper slope can be achieved on the front landing area.

The front slope of the mound is a uniform 1 inch drop for every 1 foot towards home plate, beginning 6" in front of the pitching rubber.

If desired, bagged clay or unfired clay brick can be added to the table and front slope of the mound to reduce digout and improve footing. This clay layer should be a minimum of 2-¼" – 4" thick.

Mound Materials
Beacon Pro Bricks Shredded Clay
SQUARE FEET 2-1/4" DEPTH 4" DEPTH * 3" DEPTH 4" DEPTH *
TABLE 9 38 bricks 38 bricks 7 bags 7 bags
FRONT SLOPE 26 110 bricks 202 bricks 20 bags 26 bags
WINGS (2 total) 13 54 bricks 54 bricks 10 bags 10 bags
TOTAL AREA 48 202 bricks 294 bricks 37 bags 43 bags
* Only the front slope of mound area requires 4" depth of clay. Use of clay is recommended only on mounds where proper maintenance practices can be followed regularly.

8-inch Mound Profile