Louisville Slugger UPM 50 Black Flame Pitching Machine


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Versatile enough for batting practice or infield and outfield drills, the Louisville Slugger® UPM 50 Black Flame Pitching Machine is the ultimate training tool. This lightweight, portable pitching machine throws regular baseballs and softballs with superior accuracy, with a new interchangeable component for switching from BP to throwing longer, higher fly balls. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels, the Black Flame requires no batteries

  • Mechanical, spring-tension powered pitch machine
  • Throws hard baseballs and softballs up to 50 mph
  • Throws light flight baseballs and softballs up to 60 miles per hour
  • Equivalent speeds from 40 feet up to 75 mph
  • Interchangeable component to switch from throwing strikes to throwing longer and higher fly balls
  • Throws any type of ball including plastic, dimple, soft balls and restricted flight balls
  • Superior accuracy for reliable performance with every practice
  • Easily adjustable pitch location and speed
  • Low-profile, portable design
  • Requires no batteries or electricity
  • Won't tear synthetic leather cover balls
  • Official pitching machine of Babe Ruth and Pony League Baseball and Softball
  • For players of all ages and skill levels
  • Model: L60222
  • Louisville Slugger
Country of Origin: China
Web ID: 64871956

Customer Reviews:

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Well built and easy to assemble. It works great! I highly recommend this product. July 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by works great I bought one of these a few weeks ago after some research on what was out there. For my situation I wanted a light portable machine that I would transport to a field a half mile from my house. I didn't want to provide ac power through an inverter through my vehicle or a generator. I also wanted it to use regular baseballs. After a little research I came across this machine and a lot of user reviews on it. The reviews in general were very positive with a few bad ones saying the machine was not throwing consistently. I saw some suggestions to enhance repeatability of the machine's pitch and they made sense. So I bought one and have used it to throw a 1000 or so pitches and fly balls recently and I can tell you this machine performs exactly as advertized. I did extend the anchors out to 6" as recommended for loose soil infields. It consistently delivers pitches from 46 feet at his machine pitch game speed of 40 mph or up to 50 mph with regular baseballs, with a max 4-6" variation from center. This keeps it in the strike zone but the batter does need to adapt to the minor variations as in game conditions. I think I can use it for a few more years at this speed by just moving in closer to simulate higher speeds. As far as the groundball and flyball training I think the flyball training is useful for young players. Hitting flyballs to a consistent spot within my grandson's range I was about 30% successful. With this machine I can vary left and right on each ball by about 20 to 25 feet on each flyball which travels about 120 feet or so at max spring tension. It allows him to judge, track, catch, and throw back a slightly different flyball every 20 seconds or so. It really helped him on that and his fielding on flyballs has improved greatly. The gound ball option I haven't used much, I can do better with a bat or throwing them. Great product and complete parts support, it is used by a lot of leagues as their pitch machine. June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Accurate, Reliable, and a Great Pitching Machine! No plug-in no problem! This pitching machine is a wonderful addition to our baseball practice. It is the nicest single-load mechanical pitching machine, with pin-point accuracy. Easy to set-up, light-weight, and extremely versatile no matter where practice ends up at. For our youth baseball team, you can't get any better than this machine! May 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Machine Bought this for my 6 and 9 yr old.... They love it quuck to setup very portable can use in backyard or at the diamond. Very consistent with its pitches and easily adjusted. May 29, 2016
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