BATCO News and Information

New Cage Install in Massachusetts June 08 2020, 0 Comments

BATCO is proud and pleased to sell complete BATCO setups to two coaches and parents in Massachusetts both were exceptional installs and worth taking a look at.

In both cases they put turf underneath it to improve the look and feel and added peripherals around it to make it look as good as it played.

I want to congratulate the coaches, parents, and most of all the players that are going to get the benefit from these installs.  They and myself both believe it's worth the time, effort and money to improve and provide for our players.

Coach Arnald Swift BATCO


NEW batting cage from BATCO August 15 2017, 0 Comments

We at BATCO have been working for the last two years to create a batting cage that's easy to use, durable, and stable for on the field hitting. So that  any team from youth,'s girls softball, baseball, even college teams could use.. We believe we've come up with that product and have field-tested it extensively from the college level to the youth

Please take a look at this YouTube link to see it in action and  get full description. We have this cage and use from Florida to California with high schools all of which think it's exceptional because of its ease-of-use.  A note of recommendation here softball teams like it especially because it goes on there feels through normal pass gate and girls  can handle it, putting it any place on the field they like.

I would invite you to take a look at the YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6gJabl1PSo

and think about it  fitting your needs.

then you can see the full description on the website -

bat-co.com/collections/batting-cages-1/products/batco-home-plate-batting-cage

Simms TX baseball with the BATCO Home Plate Cage

Coach Arnald Swift BATCO


NEW PRODUCT BATCO Home Plate Cage December 17 2016, 0 Comments

Video worth a 1000 words.

link at -   http://www.bat-co.com/collections/batting-cages-1/products/batco-home-plate-batting-cage  then check out being used on YouTube ---  https://youtu.be/KYAcvGBHwsc

We are very proud of the cage for it easy of use, durability, and high versatility. We have been developing this for the past two years to give coaches a on field batting cage that can be used easily and quickly by any age player.

One of the many uses is highlighted by the junior-college softball team in Missouri that got it because it was able to close up and be able to move in and onto the field through a normal gate, and with softball players doing the work.  I would like to quote the coach " we purchase the cage because it was perfect for our situation as a big hitting turtle could not fit through the small gate we have for our fence".

This cage is now in full production and ready for coaches and players to use. It's a new cage but it's all the old problem.


New Field Cage by BATCO September 21 2016, 0 Comments


We at BATCO (http://bat-co.comwould like to show you a new home plate batting cage that can be set up in 2 minutes and put away in 2 minutes, can be placed any where on the field, finally store upright in less than 1 foot thick area.  

Batco Home Plate Batting CageWe have tested this and used it at local high school, recreation district, and the University of Notre Dame with great results. We believe that it is a solution to you on field or field house cage needs.  Easy, quick, durable, versatile all the criteria that you are looking for in an on field batting cage.

Plus see other videos on Ytube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd8acMIenTo

Video for youtube batco batting cagehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HweMJyPEG_w

Regular Cage Special October 12 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO, would like to tell you about a super cage special.  I have acquired 4 poly cages 70 ft long and 14ft wide, 12ft high.  These cages come with doors and baffle nets behind the batter.

BATCO would like to offer them at 1/2 price and free ship.  They would be perfect of the budget and get a cage up and running for you and your players use.

Take a look at them at this link and then call to get a better price and free shipping.

SPECIAL OFFER CAGES: http://www.bat-co.com/collections/batco-clearance/products/new-custom-cage-client-refused-now-you-save?variant=935281971

Net only (frame seperate)


Radar Guns for Baseball and Softball September 16 2015, 1 Comment

BATCO is pleased to join with Stalker radar guns for any and all sport uses.  Stalker radar guns are the premium gun within the sport market. They have guns that will work in any situation in any sport.

BATCO is extremely proud of the full line of Stalker radar guns that we carry from the inexpensive (but very good) to the Pro model used by the top baseball and softball people. Both stalker and BATCO guarantee the precision, accuracy, and full use of the radar gun.

If you have need for a radar gun then Stalker and BATCO are where you need to be with your purchase.


Hitting the Softball Change Up July 30 2015, 1 Comment

4 Ways to Hit the Change Up

While all pitchers want to throw faster, all batters fear the Change Up!

Ask most batters what pitch they hate the most and they’ll no doubt say the Change Up. Not falling for that crazy pitch is hard so make sure you if you struggle with it then keep these 4 tips in mind.

You’d think it would be easy hitting something that goes SLOW, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. From a batter’s point of view waiting on a change up is much harder than being quick enough to handle a pitchers speed. The problem for a batter comes when you let your weight drift forward onto your front foot before you recognize the pitch’s speed. Doing so causes you to use all her power before you uses your hands, so all you can do is swat at the ball without putting any body behind it, resulting in a pop up, a weak groundball or a swing and miss.

Before we look at the 4 methods for hitting the change up let’s talk about how to detect the speed of the pitch as soon as possible. When it comes to hitting a change up you need to Recognize It and Practice It. Start to recognize the change up by standing in during pitching practice whenever your pitchers are working on their change ups.  You won’t swing, you’ll simply stand in and when the pitcher releases the ball, as soon as possible you should say either “fast” or “change” whenever you know what speed the pitch will be. Pitchers need to practice change ups more than they do so combining pitching and hitting practice is killing two birds with one stone.

As far as practicing hitting change ups go, probably the simplest drill to do is something I just call Fast – Slow. It’s done with either your coach or a teammate tossing front toss about 10-15 feet in front of you. The tosser will randomly toss a straight-fast one and then a high angled-slow one (almost like slow pitch). I know that change ups don’t really angle up like that but it just helps exaggerate the point and helps you learn to detect even the slightest change in approach angle of the ball. This drill will really help you see the different speeds of the pitches. When you do this drill, use whichever of the following 4 methods for hitting the change up that seems to work the best for you.
 
Bunt It – Some players are able to recognize the change up and keep their hands in a position that allows them to bunt it. This is something that you should practice but just be aware you wouldn’t want to do it with 2 strikes.
    
Forget It – This is probably the most common method for hitting the change up, and that’s to simply forget it – or, watch it go by – until you get 2 strikes. Hitting a change up is not a high percentage situation for you so this method says don’t try to hit it until you have to – which is with 2 strikes.

The Anchor – This method has you drag your back foot forward once you’ve realized it’s a change up. Much like throwing out an anchor, this method helps you put the brakes on your forward weight shift allowing you to stay behind the ball as much as possible.

Squeeze the Knees – This one is similar to the Anchor method, and has you squeeze your knees together as soon as you realizes it’s a change up. Again, this technique is intended to you slow down your forward weight shift and helps you keep your weight behind the ball instead of drifting forward and getting out on your front foot too soon. When you try this try to avoid squatting down with your knees, instead, keep your legs tall and simply squeeze the back knee into the front one.

Cindy B.

 

 


New Discussion on BATCO July 26 2015, 0 Comments

Had a coach ask why should I have a BATCO cage, and what are the details to consider besides the price.

The article at the bottom of the page address all the points but as bullet points below give you an idea what to consider.

  • Use of cage in shared spaces. 
  • How to use
  • Limitiations
  • Value of the cage
  • Coach discussion on why to have a BATCO

New Pitching Machine to Web Store July 08 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO News

As always BATCO tries to keep up with its clients and coaches request and demands. We are happy to announce that we have now become a representative of Hack Attack Pitching Machines.  Hack Attach, has become one of the leading brands of pitching machines with many colleges, high schools and professional teams using the machine. American-made has become recognizable top end pitch machine. I had the privilege of seeing it in several major-league camps this past spring, when I was visiting spring training.

BATCO is happy to be partnered with Hack Attack and welcomes all coaches to compare and it one of the best machines on the market.

Standard 3 Wheel Hack Attack


Shipping to Canada June 25 2015, 2 Comments

We ship pitching machines, artificial pitching mounds, balls, batting cages and can provide all baseball and softball equipment for a client. BATCO international shipping to Canada is a service BATCO can provide to coach's, parents, players, and merchants in Canada. 

Shipping to Canada can be done by Postal Service, Air Freight, UPS, FeDEx which ever is best for the customer matching the equipment, time frame the client wants, and the budget. Normally BATCO ships  from the USA to Canada by freight line. Then BATCO the door-to-door delivery for the client.

Shipping to Canada creates the need for extra paperwork, HST payment, freight brokerage, all of which BATCO takes care of as part of the shipping service and shipping cost. This service is important to the client as the Canadian government requires these to be paid before they will release the equipment from customs.  With this service from BATCO the Canadian client gets his purchase delivered door to door without extra problems.  If BATCO did not provide this service, the customer would have to do it on there own. 

There are no special restriction on shipping to Canada, it is very easy and straight forward.  Normal travel time is 10 days by postal, 10 days by freight, carrier 10 days.

Items we have shipped to Canada:  Click on title to go to product page.

Batting cage, stance mat, netting, baseball training centerbullpen mound, artificual turf covered, pitching practice, easy to move-set up

Batting Cages  and Stance Mats           Portable Mounds                                  

tarp for field cover, heavy vynil, circles, custom size, field protectioniron mike, pitching machine, any ball, arm style

Spot Tarps for Field Covers                  Iron Mike Pitching machine with ball hopper