This summer my step son taught my youngest children to LOVE wiffle ball. All summer long – everything was about wiffle ball. Then they moved on to any type of game that involved a bat and ball – wiffle ball, softball, t-ball, baseball etc… It has been something they have consistently clung to as their favorite activity. However, when I am not able to play with them – or some other adult – they can’t really pitch to one another. They haven’t developed those skills yet and playing by themselves always results in frustration and sometimes a shouting match with each other. They want so badly to “play” and that is very difficult without a pitcher.
And now Franklin Sports has provided this pitching machine for us to review. My kids are in heaven! They are at it for hours at a time. The pitching machine is set to pitch every seven seconds and warns the batter before each pitch – that way they are not still standing their “warming up” with their bat.
As you can see – this pitching machine is the perfect size to do the job for two young children. It holds six balls at a time (all are included with the machine). Four D Batteries are needed to “make it work” but those four D batteries make it one powerful machine.
The machine requires minimal assembly with no tools being needed – Thankfully! The tubular slide is in three pieces and they slip right together. When in use, simply slide the six balls in and they roll down to their perfect position.
There is a large chute and the angle can be adjusted to suit the batter. Since one of my children is 9 and one is 14 – there is a great variance in height and skill and this one machine can meet the needs of both.
You can purchase this MLB® Electronic Pitching Machine by Franklin Sports for just $34.99! It makes for a great gift for the holidays and will keep your children thoroughly entertained.
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