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Choose Between Two Options
- $13 for a 30-minute pitching- or batting-cage rental (a $27 value)
- $18 for a 60-minute pitching- or batting-cage rental (a $42 value)
Baseball and softball cages allow an unlimited number of players to practice pitches with their teammates or hone swings against one of four ATEC softball machines (30–80 mph), five ATEC Casey Pro baseball machines (45–85 mph), and two Zooka pitching machines (30–50 mph) that had short stints in the minors. Pitching machines require one additional person to load balls from behind an L-screen. Batters are welcome to borrow from Northshore Sports Complex’s cache of bats at no additional charge.
Northshore Sports Complex
Baseball players can't skimp on their hitting, pitching, and catching skills if they want to dominate the game—a fact that the instructors at Northshore Sports Complex know well. In 1982, Cody Webster earned the title of MVP while playing for the Kirkland Nationals All-Star Team—the first US team to win the Little League World Series. He continued to play throughout high school and college, and went on to coach for Pepsi Baseball. His cohort, Craig Bishop draws on 20 years of coaching experience at high schools and colleges. Together, the duo shares the task of teaching students the fundamentals of the game inside batting and pitching cages.
Surrounded by a chain-link fence and divided by safety nets, their astro-turfed cages shelter machines that launch baseballs and softballs straight down the plate. These projectiles can reach speeds up to 85mph, which would be really scary if the baseballs weren't tranquilized beforehand. Sans the machines, pairs can take to the cages to hone their pitching and catching abilities.