No more bad hops. . The coach says that he's wanted to install the synthetic turf in the baseball field for years The. It cost the school a quarter of a million dollars to install the turf. This initial cost will be recouped later on in money they save on care. During the stormy spring season, for example, the team had to spend countless hours waiting for the field to be repaired after rainfall. Artificial turf is a new hit among baseball players. coach expects the artificial turf field to last 12 to 14 years. players love it too. Now that they have fake turf installed, they can be playing on the field in as little as an hour after rainfall The. The shortstop says that the artificial turf gives the field a uniform surface so that he can anticipate where the ball is going to go and how it will bounce on the field. One high school team in Nevada had artificial turf installed in their baseball field and the players and coach love it. main reason they installed the artificial turf is the weather. Also, he says it's like sliding on really nice grass every time The, when sliding into the base.