Practice your softball hitting skills with a slow pitch pitching machine. Not all pitching machines are designed for slow pitch softball, so it is important to know which machines are best for slow pitch.
For slow pitch, it's necessary to find a machine that has the ability to slow the pitch down to speeds appropriate for your league, and to try to get an appropriate amount of arc on the pitch.
Not all softball pitching machines offer the same speeds and arc, so you should first understand what you need for your league. We carry all different types of slow pitch machines with different price points, speed levels, and arc.
Slow Pitch Arc
Every slow pitch league has different regulations on the arc that the softball must be pitched at. Depending on the league, the necessary arc could be anywhere from 6 - 12'. Be sure to check with your league's rule book to find out what arc height is regulation for your league, so when you purchase a slow pitch machine, you purchase the right one.
Slow Pitch Machine Speeds
The preferred pitch speed is completely up to you. If you know you will be facing pitcher's that pitch at speeds of 25 mph, you'll want a machine that can slow it down to 25 mph. Actually, most pitching machines are designed to pitch must faster than this and some of these machines can't slow it down to speeds that you may see in your slow pitch league. Because of this, it is important to find a machine that will pitch balls at your desired speeds. We carry machines that pitch at a wide array of speeds, so you won't have a problem finding the right machine.
Browse through our wide selection of machines and find the best slow pitch softball pitching machine for sale!
Best Pitching Machines for Slow Pitch
As mentioned earlier, we have many different machines with slow pitch capabilities. However, each machine has different speed ratings and arc, so we went ahead and gave some information about speed and arc for each machine below.
All Iron Mike pitching machines can be used for slow pitch softball.
All Iron Mike pitching machines can lob softballs with an arc of 6'-10'
TheC-82 machine can throw softballs at speeds as slow as 15-60 mph
The MP-4, MP-5 and MP-6 can throw softballs at speeds of 20-80 mph
Please note that all Iron Mike machines throw with an overhand motion, not underhand, but can still achieve the necessary arc for slow pitch. When ordering, please indicate that the machine will be used for slow pitch softball.
First Pitch machines offer several pitching machines with slow pitch capabilities, each offering different levels of speed and arc.
The First Pitch Baseline can pitch both baseballs and softballs at speeds as low as 18 mph up to 70 mph. Just tilt the machine back and get a pitch arc of up to 12'!
TheAce by First Pitch can also throw baseball and softballs. The Ace will throw softballs at speeds as low as 18 mph and features an adjustable tilt mechanism, allowing you to get an arc of up to 12'. The Ace also offers underhand pitches with topspin, making it one of the best slow pitch pitching machines out!
Much like the Baseline and Ace, the First Pitch XL can also throw slow pitch at speeds as low as 18 and all the way up to 80 mph, with an arc up to 12'! The XL is one of the largest and more powerful machines from First Pitch, making it very diverse among all kinds of baseball and softball leagues.
The Spinball Wizard 2 and Wizard 3 were actually designed for experienced baseball players and fast pitch softball, but can also be used for slow pitch.
The Spinball Wizard 2 can pitch softballs at speeds as low as 35 mph and simulate a slow pitch arc.
The Spinball Wizard 3 wheel can pitch softballs at speeds as low as 40 mh and also simulate an arc.
Depending on how fast or slow you need your pitches to be, the Spinball may very well be a great slow pitch option for you. However, please note that the Spinball automatic feeder will not work with slow pitch.