BATA machines are guaranteed to work only with our BATA Dimpled Baseballs and Softballs, and with regulation baseballs and 11" and 12" softballs. BATA feeders are guaranteed to work with BATA Dimpled Baseballs and Softballs only.The balls that you use in your BATA machine are critical to its performance. The relationship between the gripping of the wheels onto the outer surface of the ball is what makes it pitch. Any inconsistency in the surface or the weight of the ball, any moisture or debris, any slickness, will cause the ball to pitch inconsistently.Vinyl-type covered balls are not recommended in the machines. They are covered with a thick plastic-like "paint", and tend to leave a slick residue on the surface of the pitching wheels, which will effect their ability to grip the ball.BATA machines are designed to use regulation real leather baseballs and softballs, and BATA Dimpled Baseballs and Softballs. Our machines and feeders are not guaranteed to work with other brands of dimpled balls.
BATA Dimpled Baseballs and Softballs are designed specifically for use in our pitching machines. BATA Dimpled Balls will pitch more consistently than leather balls because there is one consistent surface on the ball. Where as leather balls have seams (and the area between the seams), depending on whether the wheels grip the ball by the seams or not will determine how it will pitch. Also note that leather balls, because of the abrasive nature of the seams, will wear out the wheels faster.To ensure proper performance in your BATA pitching machine and/or auto-feeder, we strongly recommend that you donot use other brands of dimpled balls.Our BATA Dimpled White Baseballs are 10% lighter (4.5 ounces) than a regulation leather baseball (normally 5 ounces). This make the ball pitch a little faster, curve the same amount as a real baseball, and have less impact on the bat. Our dimpled baseballs are also slightly softer than a leather baseball.BATA Baseball Machines, Inc. is the manufacturer of baseball and softball pitching machines, batting cages, and accessories.
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BATA Baseball Machines, Inc. was founded in 1991. Since then, BATA pitching machines have progressively become renowned as the preeminent baseball practice machines available. BATA baseball and softball hitting machines are common sights on MLB fields including the Padres, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, White Sox, Angels, A's, Dodgers, & Mariners.
BATA baseball and softball pitching machines are made of solid steel. There are no sand castings or any plastic on the frames or stands. BATA uses only first-class American made, permanent magnet DC motors and solid-state controls. BATA pitching machines are designed with a solid, soft-tread wheel with Goodyear Rubber tread molded and vulcanized onto a precision-machined solid aluminum core. The aluminum core is precision-machined to within .005". BATA wheels are balanced to within ½ gram per foot. BATA machines are intended to use regulation real leather balls and BATA Dimpled Baseballs and Softballs.
The B1-Curveball and the 2Pitch3 throw the toughest breaking curves. Because there it is a single wheel-pitching machine, the wheels on these machines spin much faster than the wheels on the BATA-2. This combined with the fact that the compression pad is equal to a wheel spinning at no speed, the B1 and the 2Pitch3 put more spin on the ball than the BATA-2. The BATA-2 and the Twin Pitch are the preeminent machines for softball. The 2-wheel design of the BATA-2 allows you to regulate the quantity of spin on the ball, so you can pitch pitches that "rise", sink a little, sink a lot, tail, etc. The Twin Pitch permits you to pitch a fastball and a change-up in one set up.
BATA pitching machine automatic ball feeders hold up to 20 dimpled baseballs or 15 dimpled softballs, and can be converted from one to the other. Remote switches and other accessories for your BATA pitching machine are also available.
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