FIELD MAINTENANCE TIP OF THE DAY
Batting tunnels are often used when the field is too wet for practice or to provide additional hitting practice.
TIP: The average tunnel is 18 feet wide and 80 feet long and 10 feet high. Some batting cages are suspended by cables; although, many batting cage structures are supported with aluminium tubing.
TIP: If using aluminium tubing, the tubing should be covered with foam padding for safety. The netting on batting tunnels is similar to that used on portable batting cages. The cage netting behind the batter requires a much heavier nylon or a pad to stop the thrown or fouled ball during practice sessions.