The Field


The infield is square in shape, with a base in each corner. The distance in between bases is 13 m or 42.5 ft. Starting from the batter’s box, behind home plate, the bases are numbered counterclockwise. (1st, 2nd and 3rd)

Fair territory

Fair territory is square in shape, measuring 18 m (59 ft) per side, in which one of the corners coincides with home plate. The no-hit zone, located in front of home plate, is not part of fair territory.

No-Hit zone

A straight line shall be drawn starting 4.5 m (15 ft) from home plate on the 1st base foul line to its equivalent on the 3rd base foul line. In any case the minimum distance of the line from home plate shall be 3 m (10 ft).

Batter's box

The batter’s box has a square shape of 3 m (10 ft) per side. It is placed outside of fair territory and is built on the extension of the two foul lines crossing each other at the home plate corner. The home plate can also be shaped like a baseball/softball home plate.


The ideal shape and size of all bases is a square of 50 cm (1.6 ft) per side. All bases sit in fair territory. Bases shall be marked on the ground; they are not physical cushions like in baseball/softball.

1st base

In order to avoid collisions, first base is “doubled” in foul territory. This ensures that the defensive play can be made in fair territory and the batter/runner’s goal to touch the base can be made safely in foul territory. In the action of running towards first base, after putting the ball into play, the batter has to touch the base. In order to stay safe, the batter must remain in the area included within the base and the 1.5 m (5 ft) safe area attached to it. Should the batter fail to remain in the safe area with at least one foot, they can be ruled out by a tag.


The ideal height of the fences is 100 cm or 3 ft. However, every league/ tournament organisation may decide on other ways of limiting the field of play, such as using existing walls or marking the ground. In these cases, specific ground rules shall be established and communicated to all participants.