Ground Rules

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STANDARD BANK STADIUM 2014 GROUND RULES

Field Details:  8 foot high fence; 330 ft down the line, 375 ft in the gaps, 390 ft to center.

·        The protective net behind the right field fence is out of play. A ball hitting this net is either a home run or ground rule double.  This net is not in foul territory.

·        The batter’s eye sits back from the outfield wall and is out of play. A ball hitting the batter’s eye is a home run or ground rule double.

·        If a ball lodges between the outfield wall pads and fence, it is a ground rule double.

·        If a ball lodges between the outfield wall fence and windscreen, it is a ground rule double.

·        Players may not climb on the tarp to make a catch.

·        If a ball hits the tarp and bounces back into the field, it is still in play.

·        If a ball hits the tarp and becomes lodged or rolls inside the tarp tube, it is a dead ball and follow the book rule.

·        The facing of the camera wells and railings in front of the seating bowl/camera wells are in play.

·        The front (facing the field) of the top dugout step is in play. The top of this step and all remaining dugout steps are out of play.

·        The facing of the bottom stair by the third base dugout is in play. The remainder of the stairs are out of play.

·        Underneath the stairs is a dead area, and the ball is out of play when in this area.

·        The area between the stairs and third base dugout is a dead area, and the ball is out of play when in this area.

·        In order to catch a pop-up near the dugouts, one foot must be on the ground. Only one foot can be on the dugout stairs.

·        If a player catches the ball then falls into a dugout, the ball is dead & it is book rule.

·          If a ball lodges in between the wall pads or in the grounds crew storage area, the ball is dead and follow the book rule.