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.
|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|