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Best Batting Cages in North Bay

July 6, 2012 6:00 AM

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The Bay Area is home to two professional baseball teams, and countless little league and high school baseball and softball teams. With baseball fever comes the need to practice a few extra pitches and swings whenever possible. The five best batting cages in the North Bay area promise to please everyone from tee-ball babies to the high school stars on the way to the majors.

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Athletic Edge
260 Water St.
Petaluma, CA
(707) 763-5905
athleticedgenow.com

Price: $14 for 15 minutes/$56 full hour/$48 pro card/$15 for 30 min. with pro card/$25 for full hour with pro card

Whether training for baseball or softball, the batting cages at Athletic Edge can accommodate just about anyone’s needs. Open seven days a week, this baseball lovers dream spot offers nine pitching machines, a tee-hitting room and a pitching range. With adjustable speeds from 38 to 80 miles per hour, both the beginner and the well-seasoned ball player will feel right at home here. Although reservations are recommended, walk-ins are always welcome. The Athletic Edge also provides camps and clinics, private lessons and a fall baseball league.

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Beyond the Bat
555 Rohnert Park Expressway
Rohnert Park, CA
(707) 584-4487
beyondthebat.com

Price: $30 for half hour/$55 for full hour/$2 per round 20 pitches per round/$10 for six rounds/$25 for 15 rounds/$40 for 25 rounds

Providing more than just batting cages, Beyond the Bat also offers a bull pen and practice field available for rental. Enjoy a lesson in pitching, fielding, hitting or catching with two instructors. This newly established business handles anyone’s needs. Softball and baseball players of all ages may visit Beyond the Bat seven days a week.

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McInnis Park Golf Center
350 Smith Ranch Road
San Rafael, CA
(415) 491-5995
mcinnisparkgolfcenter.com

Price: $3 for 25 pitches/$1 bat rental

McInnis Park Golf Center isn’t your average tee-off site. Nine batting stalls offer practice swinging for both adults and kids older than 12. Speeds range from 40 to 80 miles per hour and are perfect for both hardball and softball batters. The nearby snack bar accommodates birthday parties and family celebrations, making this place a great way for sports-minded families to spend time together.

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Redwood Baseball Institute

917 Piner Road
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 284-2880
baseballswagger.com

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This 16,000-square-foot indoor batting facility is an all-around baseball player’s paradise. Pitching machines geared for kids just getting involved with the sport or the high school star to get in some extra swinging practice, Redwood Baseball Institute is the place to go. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, that offer lessons to batters of all ages and levels are ready to help with any need. RBI even has former baseball pros on staff. Having a party at this newly-remodeled business is a cinch with party planner Paige Dumont; she was recently named Best Party Host in the county by Sonoma Family Magazine.

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Scandia Family Fun Center 
4300 Central Place
Fairfield, California
(707) 864-8558
scandiafamilycenter.com

Price: $1 for four tokens/$5 for 25 tokens/8 tokens gets 25 pitches

Scandia offers 18 computer-controlled pitching machines in addition to other family activities. These outside batting cages can accommodate both hardball and softball players. Hardball machines pitch from 40 to 70 miles and softball machines can be set for a slow or fast pitch. With so many possibilities, these batting cages are ideal as part of a birthday celebration, family get together or company picnic.

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