Batting Practice Cage Collar Infield Turf Protection Cover Tarp for Baseball Softball
- Protects the turf around home plate and down the foul line
- Available in 3 sizes or contact us for a custom tarp
- Mesh fabric allows water and air to pass through
- Install using sandbags or stakes/spikes
- Durable design can be reused for many seasons
Cage collar tarps are used during batting practice to protect the turf around home plate as well as down the foul line that is often damaged by players cleats as well as repeated ball strikes. This style of infield spot cover installs parallel with the foul line and is often used in conjunction with our trapezoid shaped turf protector.
These three sizes are designed for use around a standard 26' home plate. Regardless of the size selected the tarp will start 13' from home plate. The small size extends 35' down the foul line from home plate, the medium size reaches 40', and the large goes halfway to the base. The small is constructed using two 72" fabric panels, the medium is built out of 3 panels, and the large has four panels. All 3 sizes include two tarps. The medium and large sizes meet together straight back from the 3rd base line.
Our preferred fabric for baseball batting practice covers is a 9-ounce vinyl coated polyester mesh. The 12x12 construction provides excellent tear strength that outperforms many fabrics double its weight. It features an 80% shade rating which allows water and air to flow through so the tarps can be left in place for hours without disrupting turf growth.
The outer perimeter of each tarp is folded over creating a 2-ply hem. Brass #2 locking spur grommets are machine punched about every 36" around this hem. Typically stakes or spikes are used to secure the tarps but our 40 LBS sandbags do an excellent job without having to poke holes in ground. If selecting this option, we recommend using one bag for about every 5' of edge. Using the small size as an example, there will be about 156' of edge and therefor 30 sandbags are needed.
In addition to these three sizes we can custom build infield turf protectors to any size needed. To quote a custom size we will need to know three measurements. 1) is the diameter of home plate, 2) is how far down the foul line from home plate the tarp should cover, and 3) is how wide the coverage behind home plate needs to be.
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