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Rain Policy for CSLL Fields

During the rainy season or a rain event the CSLL Board of Directors will try its best to keep the fields closures on the website up to date. Please understand that the website field closure cannot always be 100% accurate. It takes someone to either look at the cameras (if operational), walk the fields or contact the schools or the county parks to see if the fields are open or closed. This takes a lot of effort and time. Remember all this work is done by volunteers that are trying to do this while doing their own work and run their personal lives and families.

Please use the following guidelines to determine field conditions:

1. CSLL Field Complex (Majors, Minor, Farm fields) — CSLL board member will assess the field conditions and website will be updated between 2:00-3:00pm.

Majors and AAA games. If website says field(s) are open, but conditions are questionable it will be a game time decision. THE PLATE UMPIRE MAKES THE FINAL CALL to proceed with the game. Umpires are trained to assess safety risk of wet fields. This is the umpire's decision, not a CSLL decision.

2. County fields (Blue Ball, Brommer Park) — the county website will state if the fields are closed or open. If not, at the entrance to each facility there will be a sign that states if the fields are closed. If County has closed the fields, please do not use. Only the County has the power to open and close these fields. In the event one of these fields have been assessed, CSLL website will be updated.

3. Soquel School District (Soquel Elementary, Main Street, Santa Cruz Gardens) and Mountain School fields — there is no way to know the conditions of these fields without someone physically go out and walk the fields. These fields will be at the Manager’s discretion to check and verify the fields are playable. In the event one of these fields have been assessed, CSLL website will be updated.

 

Do not play on fields if:

A. If the fields have standing water, it is a pretty good chance that the field is too wet to play on.

B. If you walk on field and you start to sink in

If you need to work on field to make them playable:

A. First do not use speed dry unless instructed to do so. Speed dry can wreck the fields and does not work with standing water. Speed dry is used to draw moisture out of the ground to help firm up the fields.

B. Removing standing water Use a rake to push the water out of the puddle. Please do not create a bigger problem by pulling the dirt or mud out of the puddle. This will create a hole in which during the next rain event just makes the situation even worse. The best is to go to the maintenance shed (golf cart shed) and there are absorbent pads in there. Use these pads to absorb all the water. You will need to wring them out after each time they fill up. When finished put them back in the shed. They are re-usable and they are expensive.

DO NOT THROW AWAY THE ABSORBENT PADS!

C. Just a reminder that whatever you do, do not make the fields worse. We could lose the fields for a long period of time.

If you decide to use the field:

1. Be sure that once you are done with the field that you drag the field so the field is not left with ruts. If it is too wet to take the golf cart out there, then you need to hand drag the field or rack out the areas played on. Please rack, pack and do general repair work around the home plate area.

Please remember that we are playing on Soquel High school’s fields. We have an agreement with SHS use these fields. If we leave them worse than we found them we could be asked to leave. Don’t be the cause.

Please remember that the safety of our players always comes first.

Field Directory and Statuses

Locations

Main Street Elementary

3400 North Main Street Soquel California United States 95073

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:30 AM )

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Field 1

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:32 AM )

Field 2

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:32 AM )

Monterey Park

Monterey Drive Soquel California United States 95073

Unless Closed by City Public Works

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:37 AM )

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Blue Ball Park

461 Soquel San Jose Road Soquel California United States 95073

Unless Closed by County Parks

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:30 AM )

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Blue Ball 1 (AJC1)

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:32 AM )

Blue Ball 2 (AJC2)

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:32 AM )

Live Oak

Green Acres Elementary Santa Cruz California United States 95062

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:30 AM )

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Scotts Valley

Siltanen Park Scotts Valley California United States 95066

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:30 AM )

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CSLL Complex

497 Soquel San Jose Road Soquel California United States 95073

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:30 AM )

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Majors Field

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:32 AM )

Minors Field

(Last updated 03/28/19 at 11:06 AM )

Farm Field

(Last updated 03/28/19 at 11:06 AM )

Mountain School

3042 Soquel San Jose Road Soquel California United States 95073

(Last updated 03/28/19 at 11:06 AM )

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Soquel Elementary School

2700 Porter Street Soquel California United States 95073

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:30 AM )

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Brommer Street Park

1451 30th Avenue Santa Cruz California United States 95062

Unless Closed by County Parks

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:37 AM )

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Santa Cruz Gardens

8005 Winkle Avenue Santa Cruz California United States 95065

Manager's discretion

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:30 AM )

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SCG1

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:32 AM )

SCG3

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:32 AM )

SCG2

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:32 AM )

New Brighton Middle School

250 Washburn Avenue Capitola California United States 95010

(Last updated 03/11/19 at 06:30 AM )

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CSLL Snack Shack

497 Soquel San Jose Road Soquel California United States 95073

(Last updated 03/09/19 at 11:14 AM )

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Round Table Pizza

2690 41st Avenue Soquel California United States 95073

(Last updated 03/09/19 at 11:14 AM )

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Understanding the Field Conditions Page

First things first: always check the field closure page if you have questions about the status of the fields.

The field conditions page will be updated daily by 4:30pm on days when the area is experiencing inclement weather. Please note that while we do our best to update the field closure page, there is always the possibility that the games will go on, as that final call is a game-time decision. Be sure to rely on the word of your team officials for the most accurate information.

Also note that all fields are considered to be open and in a playable condition unless the website says otherwise. At the league's homepage, there is an obvious indication as to the status of the field conditions when there are closures.

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