Jugs PS50 Perfect Strike Pitching Machine
Work on your hitting skills with the Jugs® PS50™ Perfect Strike Pitching Machine. This accurate, versatile and durable pitching machine throws real baseballs and softballs, as well as pitching machine practice balls. Pitches are consistently thrown at strikes up to 50 MPH. The M1150 PS50™ Baseball/Softball Pitching Machine also features solid steel construction and adjustable legs to withstand intense training.
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- Accurate, versatile, and durable pitching machine
- Consistently throws perfect strikes up to 50 MPH
- Includes a 9" chute for baseballs and 12" chute for softballs
- Adjustable, durable legs
- Solid steel 50lb. construction
- Motor: (1) 1/4 HP Motor
- Power: Standard 110v AC
- Directions included
- Manufacturer's guarantee: 1 year
- Model: M1150
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- Regulation size baseballs
- Regulation 12" softballs
- Perfect Strike™ PS-50 baseballs (12180464)
- Perfect Strike™ PS-50 softballs (12180465)
Country of Origin: TaiwanWeb ID: 12180467
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coach Bill Great Value Bought this a few weeks ago to share between 10U and 12U fastpitch travel teams. Have about 1,500 balls through it so far (at least) and no problems to report. FYI you can use 11" balls with this machine. The kit comes with a baseball and a 12" ball feed adapter, but the 11" balls work well. The only "non issue" is a 11" ball being fed through a 12" adapter can leave room for "wiggle" in the feed to the wheel and some (very little) accuracy can be noticed. I dont find this to be an issue because, as a coach, I want the kids to learn to identify pitch location and adjust. So a few inches one way or another is not an issue. If it is an issue for you, you can purchase the 11" adapter. I suggest using the Jugs dimple balls for two reasons, first, they leave the tire clean. I have used leather covered game balls in the machine and it always requires cleaning the "gunk" off the tire after a practice. Second, the Jugs sting free balls wont hurt the kids game bats. I called Jugs, and Easton to confirm this. Easton was fine with their bats (alloy and comp) being used with the Jugs sting free balls. Jugs told me theirs are 11% softer than a regulation game ball. We still use "cage bats" for most practice, but its nice to know they can swing their game bat from time to time. Dont know how some state the machine is cumbersome, but my guess is they havent dealt with the full sized machines. It is a solid metal build but the PS50 is easily IMHO a one man setup. I fit it in my sedans truck with ease (easier than the Louisville spring loaded machine) and can take it out, attach the legs, and walk it over to the field with ease. Accuracy has been better than expected, and it will throw pop ups that easily match the height of anything a 10U player can hit (and most 12U players as well). When set to throw them sky high I can achieve a range of about 120 feet (distance not height) with the 11/12" balls. Not sure on the speed as I havent had a chance to clock it with a gun, but it's certainly faster than any 10U pitcher throws, and easily fast enough for 12U practice. Sure, there may be a few girls out there throwing past the 50 mark, but that doesnt mean you can't practice with a few MPH less than the max. It's only a 1 amp motor and so a small generator is more than enough. I picked up a 1KW inverter model by Champion (Champion Power Equipment 72531i ) for about $420 on Amazon. Only 34 lbs and quiet. Between the generator, 40 dimple balls and the PS50 we are talking less than $1,200 which is less than one of the full sized machines alone! And I have to imagine any reapair parts in the future will be significantly less too. Cant beat that value for a travel team. September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Machine Pitch Mom Five games on it's first day I am a borard member of a local youth baseball league and we were in a pinch a couple of weeks ago. We couldn't get our non electric catapult type machine to work and we had a machine pitch jamboree the next day. I picked up the PS-50 and at first when we were trying it out, we were getting some balls. We then followed jugs directions and sanded the tire a bit with the sandpaper they provided and we got 5 games worth of nothing but strikes. We use the RIF 5 balls for our games and couldn't be happier with the accuracy. We will be getting a couple of more for the league soon. March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich Batters WILL improve their hitting skills with PS-50 I have used machine with 14 year old intermediate team. Highly recommend product having used it now since Jan 14. First problem- machine would not turn on and the fuse was good--I called JUGS--friendly customer serivce and a new electric box is being shipped today. NO HASSLE! The only company this friendly to purchaser was Garmin. The machine is easy to set up--throws dimple balls more accurately than baseballs-but you can clean wheel frequently to improve acccuracy. Occasional errant pitch teaches kids to get out of the way! Machine throws high fly balls. I have used backstop as homerun fence to teach kids to get comfortable with fielding near or against fence--easy to adjust distance. Only costly item is 100 ft 12 guage extension which I recommend over the 14 gauge. Great product-thanks Dan and Don for sending new part out today without any grief!!! Customer service hits home run....rich May 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tgreene decent machine for price I've had the PS50 for about 6 months. It throws the sting-free baseballs very accurate. However, I cannot get it to throw leather baseballs accurate. I also had an issue with a blown fuse, but customer support at JUGS was exceptional -- they had a new control board my house in a couple of days -- no hassles whatsoever. The machine is very good for the price, especially if you prefer throwing the sting-free balls. February 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dad A must have for the price! I purchased this machine for my kids to get an early start on the season during the winter months. I've used it in doors and out. We used all types of balls they all work, you just have to re adjust the pitch location. I've had it about a month and its been great. Tennis balls indoors!! For those that can't afford the cages it works perfect.. March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tampa Ted Quality At A Good Price Bought it online for my 11 year old son for Christmas 2013. Received it in just a few days UPS. Used it all winter, spring and half the summer at least a couple days a week. It is a workhorse and is throwing just as accurately as when I first got it. The league is going to buy two for next season to use with the new kids in a pitching machine league. Great product. September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DAVID B EXCELLENT MACHINE ! THROWS JUST LIKE THE BIGGER ONE I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY 7U AND 12U BOYS AND THEY BOTH LOVE THIS MACHINE.. DO NOT SPEND 1300.00 FOR THE LARGE BULKY ONE WHEN YOU HAVE THIS.. EASY TO SET UP AND WILL RUN SILENTLY FOR TWO HOURS ON THE BLACK AND DECKER BATTERY PACK (90 BUCKS AT HOME DEPOT AND CHARGE FOR 40 HOURS THE FIRST TIME) I AM USING RAWLINGS REAL LEATHER BASEBALLS WHICH WORK GREAT!! LOVE THIS MACHINE AND GREAT PRICE ! July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coach Dave Great machine I was skeptical at first. Machines like this usually sell for twice as much. I even called Jugs to get more info before I bought one. Its the real deal. Throws up to 50 mph and is incredibly accurate and stable (made of metal, not plastic). Great product. March 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Softball Sandy Great For My 10U team I am really impressed with the accuracy and quality of this machine especially considering the price. Throws perfect popups for my catcher and infielders. Does everything I need for even my 12 year olds. November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sports Dad Exceptional Product Value I purchased the machine for my 9 year old son and 8 year old daughter almost 2 months ago. After using the machine at least 6 hours a week with my children and some of their teammates, I can state this machine is a workhorse and very, very accurate. I highly recommend this product to any baseball or softball enthusiast. July 12, 2012