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Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

2017

Horticulture

Ground ball speed

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Influence Of Tall Fescue Baseball Infield Mowing Height On Ground Ball Speed, J. Hoyle, Gage M. Knudson Jul 2017

Influence Of Tall Fescue Baseball Infield Mowing Height On Ground Ball Speed, J. Hoyle, Gage M. Knudson

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Athletic field conditions have been shown to influence playability. Results of ball-roll speed studies can be used to predict success of infield hits. Field trials were conducted at Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center, Manhattan, KS, to determine the influence of tall fescue baseball infield mowing height on ground ball speed and batter on-base success. Mowing heights of 1, 2, and 3 inches resulted in 1.77, 2.08, and 1.88 s ground ball times, respectively.