How to Make a Pitching Machine Ball Feeder

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So you’re wondering how to make a pitching machine that’s good enough and will help you to practice each of your pitches. But you do not know how to make one. 

Well do not worry, I have just the type of article for you that will help you know how to make a pitching machine that will help you. 

Let’s get into it! 

What You Need To Do

You need a few materials first to get it down right, these materials are a must to create the ideal type of pitching machine ball feeder. So what you are gonna be needing are as follows: 

  • Large PVC pipe (4 inches in diameter, length depends on how much capacity you want for the ball feeder)
  •  PVC end cap (4 inches)
  •  PVC elbow (4 inches) 
  • PVC pipe (2 inches in diameter, long enough to reach the pitching machine)
  •  PVC end cap (2 inches)
  •  PVC cement/glue
  •  Drill Screws Hacksaw or PVC pipe cutter 
  • Bungee cords or elastic bands

So once you got a hold of these materials, you can move on to the step and that is constructing the entire feeder machine in general. 

So the first thing first that you need to do is, first you try and cut the PVC pipe into the desired length. That’s what’s gonna help you to get the desired length and depends on how many balls your ball feeder can hold. Cut it to your desired length and attach it to the pitching machine. next, you attach the PVC elbow to one end of the PVC pipe and then you attach the PVC end cap to the other end of the large OVC pipe. 

Next, you create a ball exit all you have to do for this step is to drill a small hole near the bottom of the large PVC pipe. This will serve as the ball’s exit hole. Make sure that hole is big enough to have one ball pass at a time. 

The next step is to drill a small hole near the top of the large PVC pipe, attach that 2-inch PVC pipe to the large PVC pipe using screws through the hole that you just drilled. The 2-inch pipe should be pointed to the pitching machine. Cut a small section out of the 2-inch PVC pipe near the top. This will serve as the ball-loading area. Attach the 2-inch PVC end cap to the open end of the 2-inch pipe. 

DIY pitching machine ball feeder

Secure bungee cords or elastic bands at the loading area, thus us gonna hold the balls in place properly. This is gonna create tension and keep the balls from falling into the pitching machine all at once. Position the pitching machine where you want it on the field or in your practice area. Connect the 2-inch pipe to the pitching machine. Once you’ve done all these tests then test the feeder by loading in some balls and make sure that they feed through the exit hole easily and smoothly through the pitching machine is turned on. 


Well, so there you have it, as you have to know how to make a pitching machine all by yourself. These are gonna work perfectly to feed your balls and will give it a smooth retrieval process each time you load or unload the balls. So these are honestly really perfect altogether. I hope this article help and gave you an understanding of how to make your own ball feeder. 

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James Arnold
I'm James, and I live in Stanislaus County, California. I'm playing Baseball for many years, and I love this sport so much that I also encourage my kids (Danny and Sara) to play Baseball & Softball.