3, 5, or 10 30-Minute Batting Cage Sessions at The Dugout (Up to 88% Off)

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In a Nutshell

10,000-square-foot facility houses batting cages for practicing swings

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 as additional gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12.50 for 3 30-minute batting cage sessions ($75 value)
  • $21 for 5 30-minute batting cage sessions ($125 value)
  • $31 for 10 30-minute batting cage sessions ($250 value)

Pitching Machines: Hurlers That Never Fatigue

Batting cages feature automatic pitching machines, which emulate real pitches by throwing balls at various speeds. Check out Groupon’s guide to learn how they work.

There are many variations of pitching machines, but the most popular mechanism is the one that incorporates one, two, or three rubber wheels. As the ball feeds into the machine, the wheels grip the ball at different speeds, simulating the way a pitcher’s fingers affect the ball’s spin to make it curve or slide. A hydraulic barrel propels the ball forward with reliable accuracy, allowing the batter to practice countless reps of different pitches and speeds. Different settings can even allow for some defensive drills such as ground balls, pop-ups, and line drives. Among these benefits, pitching machines also eliminate fatigue for pitchers or coaches in practice and allow hitters to practice alone in a batting cage.

Today’s pitching machines are safe, efficient, and versatile, but the first such device was more like a medieval cannon. In 1897, an eccentric mathematics professor named Charles Hinton loaded up an odd-looking device with ample amounts of gunpowder, armed himself with a few baseballs, and fired away at Princeton University’s baseball players. The machine wasn’t very accurate—several players were injured—but the design wasn’t completely flawed, as it was still able to “throw” balls at various speeds and even manage a curveball with the help of two steel fingers placed on the muzzle.

Customer Reviews

Great facility! Super nice staff! My son and husband had so much fun!
Amber W. · April 21, 2017
My son loves coming here! The people who work here are helpful and friendly, and I've had no issues with tunnel reservations! My son can practice his swing on the tee, I can pitch to him, or he can hit off the machine! It truly is great for all levels!
Debbie · April 9, 2017
Excellent Service, Elite Value
Ryan M. · March 25, 2017
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    Northwest

    7031 Roseville Road

    Sacramento, CA 95842

    +19162233853

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