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5 Tips to Prep Your Field for Winter Weather

At True Pitch we are about much more than mounds. We are about ALL THINGS baseball.

As such, we carry a full array of field products to assist you in keeping your playing surface in supreme shape 365 days a year. As we head into winter, here are five quick tips to prep your field for the offseason:

  1. Examine and Tidy Up
    Walk your field inch-by-inch to identify any ruts, worn patches of grass or other areas in need of attention. Be sure to flag them or spray paint them so you can quickly identify them in applying a fix. In the process, pick up any garbage, rocks or sticks, or other items that you don’t want sitting on your field until spring.
  2. Aerate
    Aerating your field improves the health of your grassy areas. Home improvement stores typically rent aerators, you can reach out to a landscaping firm to perform the work or you can appeal to parents in your league for a volunteer to do it. On this last point, there is a good chance you have a connection in your league that would love to donate their time and equipment to improve your field.
  3. Smooth and Drag
    Before the winter weather hits, it is a good idea to pay attention to your dirt surfaces. Fill any holes, smooth out the batters boxes and drag the field. A little extra work doing this in the fall will make it infinitely easier to get your playing surface into midseason form in the spring.
  4. Cover (or Remove!) Your Mound and Homeplate Area
    The one pain point we hear most often from coaches is maintaining their mound over the winter months. If you have a True Pitch portable mound, we recommend you remove it and store it in a dry location. If you have a natural mound, we recommend you cover it with a heavy tarp that is securely fastened. We recommend the same for as much of the home plate area as you can cover – with the priority being on the batters boxes.
  5. Plan for the Coming Season
    Part of your winter plan should be spending time thinking about what you want to accomplish in the coming year. Ironing out your schedule for fertilizing, spraying, building up mounds and any number of other tasks makes it easier to stick to the plan and keep your field in great shape all season long.

To learn more about how we can help you care for your complex, check us out online at truepitchmounds.com or call Brad Lamberti at 800.647.3539.

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True Pitch in Baltimore at NRPA Annual Conference

The True Pitch team is excited to be on site for the 2019 National Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference in Baltimore September 24-26!

We are set up in the Exhibit Hall ready to show you how the ORIGINAL portable baseball mound can give your recreation and parks program a shot in the arm.

By working with True Pitch, you can:

  • Greatly reduce maintenance costs associated with city, county or state owned baseball fields. Our portable mounds require next to no maintenance at all.
  • Increase revenue by hosting tournaments or leagues for a variety of ages. Our portable mounds make it possible for you to host different age division on the same fields, increasing your scope of offerings and potential for revenue.
  • Ensure a consistent pitching service, promoting fair play and safety. Our products are designed to exact specifications and the only portable mounds approved for game and tournament use by Little League International, Babe Ruth League, Cal Ripken League, and others.

In addition to our game and practice mounds, our patented Flex-A-Clay is a must for maintaining diamonds, and we offer a vast array of other field products to ensure your playing surfaces are in tip-top shape.

Click HERE to learn more. If you’re in Baltimore for the conference and don’t miss your opportunity to stop and see the True Pitch team in the Exhibit Hall!

If you didn’t make it this year and want to chat about working with True Pitch to improve your baseball offerings, contact Brad Lamberti at 1.800.647.3539 or blamberti@truepitch.com.

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Meet the True Pitch Team: Brad Lamberti

Brad Lamberti manages our Divisional Sales and is our Field Consultant. Brad has baseball in his blood, playing three years of varsity ball at Southeast Polk High School in Altoona, Iowa. He then played at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Texas A&M Corpus Christi and the University of Central Oklahoma.

After finishing his playing career – Brad was a catcher – he coached at DMACC for two years. He joined the True Pitch team nearly four years ago.

Brad loves his work at True Pitch.

“The game has been a part of my life forever and to have this opportunity to still be in the industry is awesome,” he says. “It may not be lacing up the spikes and playing but being able to communicate with coaches around and talk baseball is very enjoyable to me.”

Brad is married and has a young son. In his free time he serves as a youth baseball coach for the Midwest Pride organization.

To chat with Brad about how True Pitch products can take your league, club or facility to the next level, reach out to him at 800.647.3539 or email blamberti@truepitch.com.

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Portable Pitching Mounds Pennsylvania

True Pitch portable pitching mound model 202-6A going to Pennsylvania.

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Portable Pitching Mounds New Jersey

True Pitch portable pitching mound model 202-6 going to New Jersey.

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Portable Pitching Mounds Hawaii

True Pitch portable pitching mound model 202-6A going to Hawaii.

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Portable Pitching Mounds Canada

True Pitch portable pitching mound model 202-8 going to Ontario.

 

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Portable Pitching Mounds New York

True Pitch portable pitching mound models 202-6 & 600G going to New York.

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Portable Pitching Mounds South Carolina

True Pitch portable pitching mound models 202-6A & 202-8 going to South Carolina.

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Portable Pitching Mounds Texas

True Pitch portable pitching mound models 202-6A & 202-8 going to Texas

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