Pitching Machines and Balls

Develop fielding and batting skills in youth-leagues.


Help your players improve their batting average, ball tracking, and glove skills with these pitching machines! Three options are available to fit your team’s needs and are paired with sting-free balls, which make practicing with these machines easier on players.

Two Convenient Options

  • Jugs® Jr.™

Give your batting practice pitcher a break with an option that will throw strikes all day long and allow catchers to practice their footwork. Adjust the machine to give your team ground balls and fly balls for more varied practice options. It can take either baseball-sized or softball-sized balls, which makes it a great option for locations in which it will be used by multiple teams or classes. Feeder has straight legs for baseball and curved for softball. Assembly required. 110 AC operation. 75 lb.

  • Heater™

This versatile baseball and softball combo pitching easily and quickly converts from pitching baseballs to softballs without needing extra parts. This makes it a great all-around option for your little softball and baseball teams and a perfect machine for a parks and rec program. It pitches up to 54 miles per hour and can be used for fielding practice as well, as settings allow it to throw up pop fly balls and ground balls. Catchers can use it to practice their footwork and framing and catching form without the need of a pitcher. This is our most economical option as far as pitching machines go and it includes a ball feeder,  ¼ hp motor, and sturdy tripod stand with solid steel legs. Assembly required. 110V AC operation. 53 lb.

Sting-Free® balls can be used with any pitching machine, and are also excellent for indoor play due to their softer feel and material. Dimples on the ball provide pitch placement accuracy for pitch after pitch. Overall, they are designed to feel like regular leather balls during contact. Order them in baseball or softball size in official white or yellow for the baseball or official yellow for the softball. These are our only balls in a baseball and softball design specially made for pitching machines.

Pitching Machines and Ball Options

Pitching Machines are available in 2 varieties. Balls sold separately.

  • Jugs® Jr. Pitching Machine
    • Combo Pitching Machine
    • Softball Feeder
    • Baseball Feeder
  • Heater™ Baseball/Softball Pitching Machine
  • Jugs® Sting-Free® Pitching Machine Balls
    • Baseball, White
    • Baseball, Yellow
    • Softball, Yellow


Dimpled Baseball

  • Item No: 41-476
  • Unit: Ea
  • In Stock
  • Price: $4.50

Dimpled Baseball

  • Item No: 41-483
  • Unit: Ea
  • In Stock
  • Price: $4.50

Dimpled Softball (11")

  • Item No: 41-471
  • Unit: Ea
  • In Stock
  • Price: $5.50


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