Info - Machine-Pitch Baseball

Machine-Pitch (MP) at CCTBC

Early in the season, in partnership with South Perth Baseball Club (SPBC) will be running several machine-pitch come-and-try sessions for tee-ball players that want to have-a-go at hitting a moving ball.

Sessions are FREE for current members from age 7 up and intended to be a fun introduction to baseball.

What is Machine-Pitch?

Machine-pitch baseball is a form of baseball designed to introduce players to hitting a moving ball. The ball is pitched by a specific machine rather than a pitcher to give consist speed and accuracy. The UPM45 pitching machine is a spring powered device manually set and released by an adult that can be set to pitch at 18-44 mph (29-70 km/h).

COMPETITIONS

Baseball WA and Little League WA run the official competition called "Little League Minor – Machine Pitch".

This is a home-and-away series played on Friday nights.

Games are 3 to 6 innings or approx 60 minutes.

There is also a MP Carnival held over the Easter long weekend.

RULES

The Baseball WA Junior Baseball "Club-Ball By-Laws" sets the competition rules and modifies the international rules set by the current Little League Baseball Rulebook "Green Book".

Age Range

U7 to U10 at the end of the season (1 May)

CONTACT

Aaron CHAPMAN

Machine-Pitch Coordinator (volunteer)

machine@cctbc.com.au