JUGS Sports Introduces The Next Generation of Pitching Machines: The Changeup Baseball and Super Softball Pitching Machines

Changing the way hitters take batting practice one pitch at a time

Nov 30, 2015, 07:00 ET from JUGS Sports

TUALATIN, Ore., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JUGS Sports is pleased to announce its newest practice aides, The JUGS Changeup Baseball and Super Softball Pitching Machines. As a result of new technology, the Changeup machines are designed to go from fastball to changeup at a touch of a button.

"Imagine setting up for a 70-mph fastball and getting a 55-mph changeup instead. The Changeup machines are designed so that hitters won't see or hear the machine change speeds. This is as close as a pitching machine will get to a live pitcher," said Mike White, head softball coach, University of Oregon.

According to a national survey conducted at the National Baseball Coaches Association and National Fastpitch Coaches Association conventions, nearly 96 percent of all coaches indicate that a changeup-like machine is needed to enhance the practice experience for their hitters. The JUGS Changeup Pitching Machine's higher speed range is designed to answer that call; it is for the advanced player whose skills demand practicing at game-like speeds.

"We believe that this technology has the potential to revolutionize how teams take batting practice," said Butch Paulson, president of JUGS Sports.

At just 75 - 80 pounds respectively, the Changeup Baseball and Super Softball Pitching Machines come with a remote control on a convenient key chain as well as a manual changeup button located on the machine's control panel.

"All of our machines are designed to develop muscle memory and hand-eye coordination, and give hitters as many game-like strikes as they will ever need. Whether a player needs to work on a 70-mph fastball or a 55-mph changeup, our latest innovation found in the Changeup machines can fit a player's specific hitting needs," said Paulson.

The Changeup Baseball and Super Softball Pitching Machines are available November 30.

About JUGS Sports
Since 1971, JUGS Sports has been the #1 selling pitching machine company in the world. JUGS Sports' products include baseball and softball pitching machines, football, soccer and cricket machines, sports radar guns and displays, protective screens, hitting tees and batting cage nets. JUGS Sports is committed to athletes of all ages in achieving their practice goals. For more information on JUGS Sports, visit www.jugssports.com

Steve Candello

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