BATCO News and Information

ABCA and Conventions December 20 2021, 0 Comments

Coaches in any and all other interest people I would like to invite you to drop by the BATCO  booth at any of the conventions coming up in January. BATCO will be at the ABCA, Mohegan Sun, and the Colorado high school clinics in January and certainly would invite you to drop by and talk baseball and softball always enjoyable pastime. 

Then if there is equipment or advice that BATCO can provide would be more than happy to do that and will have several show specials along the way.

Then BATCO is pleased to announce that its owner-- Arnald Swift-- has been nominated and will be inducted into the Colorado High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on January 22 in Denver congratulations --- Arnald.

Coach Swift with late Scouting legend Julian Mock (left) and Coach Jabo Jordan (right)


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

Super Special Sales December 23 2015, 0 Comments

Dear BATCO Baseball and Softball Friends:

We at BATCO want to say Happy Holidays

We at would like to thank you for chance to serve you in 2015, it has been our pleasure.

Special Offer to everyone: The factory mistake on BATTERS STANCE MAT both green and clay 6x12 with batter box and home plate. These mats are 1st quality material the mistakes are in the home plates, lines, streaks in the turf but because of their mistake we can get a STANCE MAT with batter’s box, and home plate for $250.00 (FREE SHIP). These are normally $359.00 plus shipping.

There are a limited amount!!

We are always here to help. There is one more offer that might interest you, ALL products on have a 10% discount when you fill in the coupon box at check out.

Hope to see all and talk to all of you in 2016 or see you on the field.

To you and yours happy times on the Holiday Days coming up.

Coach Arnald Swift BATCO and BBT SSD

Baseball and Softball Conventions November 13 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO once again will be in attendance at many of the countries leading conventions for both baseball and softball. And we certainly welcome any and all coaches, parents, instructors, or just interested parties to stop by. We're going to attend the Las Vegas show the first weekend in December, then in January we will be at the ABCA in Nashville, next weekend will be the Colorado baseball coaches show in Denver, following weekend were going to attend the Mohegan Sun out there in Connecticut, then finish up for five days with The Best You Can Be convention now being held in Atlantic City New Jersey.

These are all shows we been to a regular basis, and on that note good like to offer the Christmas special and coaches special that we always do to our vendors and direct customers. In the month of November, December, in January you can purchase the BATCO cage at its regular advertised price and receive free shipping in the continental United States.

BATCO cage set up on turf

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.


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, 4 Comments

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 Pitching Machine to Web Store July 08 2015, 0 Comments


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, 0 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

International Shipping England June 25 2015, 0 Comments

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

Shipping to England can be done by Postal Service, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, UPS, FEDX, DHL what ever is best for the customer matching the equipment, time frame the client wants, and the budget.

BATCO ships either from the USA port (ocean or airport) to England Port.  Then BATCO will help with the door -to-door delivery also if the client needs that service also.

BATCO give the client the cost of port to port, the client will collect the equipment at the port and pay the government tax's, fee's, duties, etc that England places on the shipment.  BATCO does not charge or collect these monies.

There are no special restriction on shipping to England, it is very easy and straight forward.  Normal travel time is 10 days by postal, 3 weeks by ocean, and 3 days by air freight, carrier is normally 10 days.

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

Batter Box stance mat, nylon 6x12 with home plateProtective Pitchers L-screen, throwing saftey, drill use

 Batter Stance Mat                              Protective Pitchers L-screen

air powered pitching machine, any ball, 65 mph ball speedbatting cages, any size, nylon net, poly net, any strength

Zooka Pitching Machine                         Batting Cages