Batter up Baltimoreans! It’s time to play ball. Baseball, that is. If you want to perfect your batter’s swing to an optimal level, then pick up a bat and head on over to the nearest playing field around Baltimore. Whether your pitcher lacks an iron arm, the air is approaching glacial or you would just like additional training and technique instruction, you can always have a ball at a local batting cage. If balls flying towards your face at high speeds is an exciting and exhilarating fancy, then here are five indoor batting cages in the Baltimore area that are sure to delight.

The Baseball Zone
30 Southlawn Court
Rockville, Md. 20850
(301) 424-4450

The Baseball Zone is located just south of Baltimore in Rockville, Md. Private lessons, semi-private and group training is offered by experienced coaches. Players can test out their batter’s arm in one of the five coin-operated batting cages. There is also a softball machine on premises available for rental by two or more patrons. Hours of operation may vary; check the website for actual days and times.

Extra Innings Baltimore 
7904 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, Md. 21236
(410) 665-6789

Extra Innings Baltimore is one of the area’s largest batting cage facilities with over 18,000 square feet of training space for both public and private use. The fully equipped facility has traditional netted batting cages, multi-use areas to practice pitching, batting and catching, private rooms and training areas available for rent. Visit the pro shop after a few swings and stock up on baseball gear. Hours of operation may vary; check the website for actual days and times.

713 E. Ordnance Road, Suite 319
Baltimore, Md. 21226
(410) 590-3224

Bases’ unique location at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport makes it an ideal spot to check out when en route to your next destination. The venue has over 12,500 feet of space and is fully committed to the sport of baseball. In addition to holding six batting cages, Bases has three pitching tunnels, offers instruction and coaching, membership passes, birthday parties and even several baseball leagues. An added bonus is the big screen T.V. lounge for parents to relax while waiting for their junior Hall-of-Famer. Hours of operation may vary; check the website for current days and times.

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Columbia Sportspark
5453 Harpers Farm Road
Columbia, Md. 21044
(410) 715-3054

Columbia Sportspark is a multi-use facility where baseball enthusiasts can practice their skills in one of the 10 total netted, batting cages. There are six baseball and four softball machines, all located outside in the fresh air where teams and individuals can swoosh warm-up swings. The regular pricing specials are a welcomed incentive, including ‘All You Can Bat’ rates. Hours of operation may vary; check the website for updated days and times.

Liberty Road Golf Center
10810 Liberty Road
Frederick, Md. 21701
(301) 898-3035

Don’t let the name fool you; the Liberty Road Golf Center has a state-of-the-art open-air batting system. The “no-net” batting cage facility allows players to select a mode of either baseball (faster pitches) or softball (slower pitches) before traveling through an open range field. Helmets are mandatory and available free of charge. Hours of operation may vary; check the website for updated days and times.

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