Summer is winding down, but baseball season is still in full swing. Send your little baseball fan – or even yourself – to one of the batting cages listed below for practice before the school teams start, to enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather or even to blow off some steam. Batting practice is great for seasoned and novice players alike, so pick up your bat and go slam some homers into the great beyond!
510 E. 10th Ave.
Munhall, PA 15120
A professional baseball and softball training camp inside of a library sounds a little strange, but the Carnegie Library of Homestead also houses a coffee shop, pool, music and athletic halls, so it’s just another day at the office for this landmark facility. Training Kamp is conveniently located in said library, just minutes from the Waterfront, and boasts two professional-length cages, professional portable pitching mounds, L-screens, tanner tees and a wealth of knowledge to help even the most novice player succeed. Great emphasis is placed on posture, physical movements and behavior, so the student is effectively able to “see” how he or she reacts in the game. If you or your player is struggling, set up an appointment today with one of Training Kamp’s professional coaches.
4635 Buttermilk Hollow Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Self-proclaimed as the “best batting cages around,” one would be hard-pressed to disagree. With eight baseball and eight softball cages with a variety of pitch speeds, “one hit and you’re hooked” sounds like a pretty accurate slogan. The cages operate on the token system; see the website for a price breakdown. Teams or individuals are also welcome to rent the cages for an hourly rate – check out the local Enjoy and Entertainment book for money-saving coupons. Batting Practice cages are open seven days a week, from March through September.
930 Toms Run Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
Indoor and outdoor cages, private coaching and a field to make the most seasoned MVP green with envy, Triple Crown Training is a gorgeous facility with lots to offer both old and new players. Camps and clinics serve the player looking to hone his or her abilities, traveling teams are put together to bring the best players in the area to the same field and even birthday party packages are offered for your most die-hard baseball fan. One of the most impressive batting cage and baseball training organizations in the city, Triple Crown Training should make the top of your research list.
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840 E. Ingomar Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15090
An outdoor-only facility, with 10 baseball cages and five softball cages, offers cage rentals in 15- and 30-minute increments. Depending on your level of need, North Park Batting Range can tailor your experience to fit exactly what you’re looking for. The facility also offers “bat at night” deals, so players can choke up under the bright lights, and has a mini golf course to boot. Located conveniently right in the heart of Wexford, NPBR also has coupons available on its site and advertises in the Entertainment and Kid’s Stuff books – so there’s no excuse to pay an arm and a leg for practice.
265 Hookstown Grade Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
Offering one of the best deals in the area, one token will get your baseball player 12 pitches in this award-winning facility. Bring the whole family to take advantage of Scally’s driving range, putt-putt and batting cage opportunities, and while your baseball player practices, entertain the rest of your party at this lush, well-maintained golf center. Cages are open seven days a week, helmets and bats are provided and six baseball/softball cages offer a great chance to get a few solid swings in before the season winds down.
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