Fastpitch Softball Pitching Machines
Best Pitching Machines for Fastpitch Softball
Note from Anytime Baseball Staff
We personally went through all the softball pitching machines that we sell here at Anytime Baseball Supply and hand selected the machines we know work the absolute best for fastpitch softball. We also spoke directly to the manufacturers of each of these machines and discussed which ones would work the absolute best for fast pitch softball, providing only the best options for you and your team. If you found this page by mistake and are looking for the best pitching machines for slow pitch softball, please click here to view our collection of slow pitch softball pitching machines.
What is Fast Pitch Softball and Why You Need a Softball Pitching Machine
Fastpitch softball is basically just softball with fast pitch speeds. Both men and women play fastpitch softball. The fast speed at which pitches cross the plate makes fastpitch the most competitive form of softball. This is why training with a fastpitch softball pitching machine is crucial to improving your softball batting skills.
Aside from this high pitch speed, the primary difference between fastpitch and slowpitch softball is fastpitch pitchers pitch with a windmill motion. Modified fastpitch also uses a windmill pitching motion yet the arm doesn’t move over the pitcher’s head prior to the pitch.
Fast Pitch Speed and Requirements for Different Leagues
Each fastpitch softball league has its own unique requirements. There are fastpitch softball leagues at the college level, the Olympic level and also at the local level. Female fastpitch softball pitchers pitch softballs underhanded at a speed upwards of 70 miles per hour, equating to 110 km/h. Male fastpitch softball players pitch softballs underhanded at an impressive 95 miles per hour, equating to 153 km/h. These speeds are comparable to those reached by professional pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB) where overhand pitching is the norm.
Make sure you purchase a softball pitching machine that will pitch the ball as fast or faster than the average pitch speed in the league you are playing or plan to play in.
Benefits of a Fastpitch Softball Pitching Machine
Everyone who plays fastpitch softball can benefit from a fastpitch softball pitching machine. Pick up a fast pitch pitching machine and you will have the opportunity to practice hitting softballs at your selected speed. This is exactly what you need to develop the muscle memory necessary to hit “frozen rope” line drives and “long balls” at the dish. Put in a couple hours per week practicing with your softball pitching machine and you will credit those hitting sessions the next time you go yard at the plate.
Heater Sports Real Combo Machine
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a fastpitch softball pitching machine that delivered softballs over the plate at your selected speed and height? That is exactly what the Heater Real Combo Machine does. This machine pitches softballs between 15 mph and 60 mph. You can even alter the height of the pitches between 10" and 20". The machine’s features include:
- Affordable price point
- Auto ball feeder for softballs and baseballs
- Varied skill level settings
- Converts between softballs and baseballs with ease
- Quick plug and play setup
- Delivers pop flies, grounders and pitches in addition to batting practice
- Pitches both 12” and 11” softballs
- Rubber-tipped steel legs
- Ball feeder delivers softballs at 9-second intervals
- 62 lb. weight
Give the Heater Real Combo machine a try and you will be impressed. This machine is ideal for casual fastpitch softball players as well as kids in little leagues, college players and even those who play at the highest level.
First Pitch Baseline Machine
This pitch machine is well-made, designed by experts and makes a meaningful difference in your performance at the plate. The First Pitch Baseline machine pitches softballs and baseballs. Whether you want a 70 mph heater delivered over the plate or pitches as slow as 18 mph, the First Pitch Baseline will do it. Features include:
- Pitch arch upwards of 12’
- Reversible legs
- Swivel base
- Delivers pop flies and ground balls in addition to pitches
- Easy assembly without tools
- 5-year manufacturer warranty
- 50 lb. weight
Try the First Pitch Baseline machine softball combo machine for yourself and you will find it is the perfect addition to your backyard batting cage or league batting cage. If you want to get in some solo batting practice sessions or if you are a coach, you find this machine really does make a meaningful difference in muscle memory, helping you and your teammates rake at the dish. It's also worthwhile to check out some of our Iron Mike softball pitching machines, as they make for a great fast pitch pitching machine option!
Whether you need a softball pitching machine for batting practice or a pitching mat for softball for pitching practice, we got you covered! Need more help? Email us at email@example.com or give us a call at (888) 466-0009 for more help!