Set home plate in the position where it will be located for games. The apex (pointed side) should face directly away from the field. Use a metal peg or other marker driven into the ground to permanently mark the placement of home plate.
Starting from the tip of the apex at the back of home plate, measure a distance of exactly 127 feet, 3 3/8 inches to where you want to position second base. This point will be the center of the base. Again, install a marker peg to identify the location.
Stretch a string from the back of home plate to second base. Measure a distance along the string from the back of home plate of exactly 60 feet and 6 inches. This is the point that will be the center of the pitching rubber. Place a marker peg to mark the position of the rubber.