Infield Soil Topdressings

Soil amendments, topdressings, warning track materials … we have what you need to make your field better.

Topdressings give an infield its “cushion layer” to help with managing moisture. They are used to provide a 1/4″ to 3/8″ cushion on the surface of an infield skin. Infield topdressings act like mulch on a garden — they resist compaction and assist in water management of the infield skin soil. They also provide a cushioning effect on the infield surface for better sliding conditions. Topdressings are typically made of baked clays, expanded shales or other aggregates which are then finely ground to precise sizes to prevent the infield from being too aggressive on a sliding or diving player.

diamond pro infield conditioner*

  • Made of vitrified clay (expanded shale & clay)
  • Larger pores mean less water absorbed and more moisture released so it dries more quickly
  • Reddish brown in color
  • Available in bags or bulk

diamond pro double play

  • A blend of 70% Diamond Pro Infield Conditioner and 30% Diamond Pro Professional Calcined Clay
  • Considered by many professionals as the perfect blend for infield topdressing, the best of both worlds
  • Red in color
  • Available in bags only

diamond pro professional calcined clay*

  • Made of clay baked to 1200 – 1400° F — calcined clay
  • Topdressing that absorbs the most water
  • Tan in color
  • Available in bags only

Magic Mix infield topdressing

  • Made of crushed red granite
  • Absorbs little water, dries fastest after rainfall
  • Reddish brown in color
  • Available in bags or bulk

*Can be used as either Infield Topdressing or Infield Soil Amendment


Select from four infield soil topdressings. See How much will you need? for recommended amounts. Reference product numbers mentioned below when consulting with your Beacon representative.

DP Infield Conditioner

DP Infield Conditioner

DP Professional Calcined Clay

DP Professional Calcined Clay

DP Double Play

DP Double Play

Magic Mix Infield Topdressing

Magic Mix Infield Topdressing

infield soil topdressings
Available in BAGS Available in BULK
Diamond Pro Infield Conditioner* 260-265-060 260-265-039
Diamond Pro Professional Calcined Clay* 260-265-100 n/a
Diamond Pro Double Play 260-265-140 n/a
Magic Mix Infield Topdressing 260-345-049 260-345-029
*Can be used as infield soil topdressing or as infield soil amendment
How much will you need?
RECOMMENDED AMOUNT OF INFIELD TOPDRESSING MATERIAL to provide a 1/4″ to 3/8″ topdressing layer for various field sizes
TYPE OF INFIELD SKINNED AREA
[ sq ft ]
diamond pro® infield Conditioner diamond pro® calcined clay pro diamond pro® double play magic mix™
BASEBALL FIELDS with grass infields
90′ with 95′ infield back arc 11,300 sq ft 8 – 12 tons 5 – 7 tons 6 – 10 tons 12 – 18 tons
60′ with 50′ infield back arc 3,530 sq ft 2.5 – 4 tons 1.5 – 2 tons 2.5 – 4 tons 4 – 6 tons
BASEBALL FIELDS with totally skinned infields
90′ with 95′ infield back arc 17,840 sq ft 13 – 20 tons 7.5 – 11 tons 9 – 15 tons 20 – 30 tons
60′ with 50′ infield back arc 6,460 sq ft 5 – 7.5 tons 3 – 4.5 tons 4 – 7 tons 7 – 10 tons
SOFTBALL FIELDS
55′ Arc w/ 25′ of foul territory skin 10,440 sq ft 7.5 – 11 tons 4.5 – 7 tons 6 – 9 tons 11 – 16 tons
60′ Arc w/ 25′ of foul territory skin 11,190 sq ft 8 – 12 tons 4.5 – 7 tons 7 – 10 tons 12 – 18 tons
65′ Arc w/ 25′ of foul territory skin 11,970 sq ft 9 – 13.5 tons 5 – 7.5 tons 8 – 12 tons 13 – 19 tons