Baseball cages a hit
Automated batting facilities for baseball and softball see brisk business after recent openings
Published on May 30, 2014 3:24 PM
At least two automated batting facilities have sprung up here in the past year as interest in baseball and softball picks up in Singapore.
The latest, called Homerun Baseball, opened last Saturday and features a fully automated indoor batting cage. It has three baseball batting lanes, a softball batting lane and a pitcher lane.
Unlike other automated batting cages here, the machines at Homerun Baseball operate on a conveyor belt system which feeds the balls back to each machine, saving players the hassle of picking them up.
Mr Oswin Shen, 26, Homerun Baseball's director, says the machines were imported from Cresco, the largest batting cage machine supplier in Japan.
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Where: 200 Pandan Gardens, 01-01/02/03/04
When: 1 to 11pm, Monday to Thursday; 1pm to 1am on Friday; 9 to 3am on Saturday; and 9am to midnight on Sunday
Prices: From $10 for three tokens (students) to $20 for five tokens (for non-members)
Info: Call 6635-6315 or go to www.hrb.com.sg/
THE HIT FACTORY
Where: 6A Woodlands Centre Road, 03-280
When: 2 to 10pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday
Prices: $25 to $30 for 15 minutes in a batting cage (depends on size of cage)
Info: Call 6363-0863 or go to thehitfactorysg.com/