JUGS Sports offers 8 different practice balls, from the most durable polyball made—JUGS Bulldog™, to the best pitching machine balls available—JUGS Sting-Free® baseballs and softballs. JUGS Lite-Flite® balls and JUGS Small-Ball® were designed specifically with the JUGS Lite-Flite® Machine and JUGS Small-Ball® Pitching Machines in mind. The JUGS Pearl®, the first leather baseball designed for pitching machines, has a unprecedented 1-year guarantee. Which ball is best for you?

• Throws true, even at regulation pitching distances.

• Designed specifically to be used in the JUGS Lite-Flite Machine.

• Keep their original shape coming out of the pitching machine, regardless of speed.

• Players see a realistic throw or pitch but do not get stung by the ball if it bounces off their arms or body.

• Ideal for offensive and defensive drills.

• Safe for indoor hitting without a batting cage.

• Available in Optic Yellow (B5000).


JUGS Sport Balls Cost comparison to Smushball

JUGS PRICE for 2 dozen is $64.00

SMUSHBALL PRICE for 2 Dozen $35.00

Smushball is a more cost effective alternative to the JUGS Ball

Similar to Smushball Only in Specifications, Not Cost!



 Smushballs vs JUGS Balls Lite-Flite



JUGS Lite-Flite Baseballs:

Pros -

  1. Became a good alternative as cheaper than baseballs. 
  2. You can use outdoors without a net. 
  3. Real Baseball Stitching Mold.

Cons –

  1. Does not work well in windy conditions. 
  2. Balls are more expensive but break and tear easy if used a lot. 
  3. When swinging, you do not get a real feel for hitting a ball as it is light and the ball just jumps off the bat whether it is a good swing or bad.
  4. The uneven sizing and light weight does not provide for accuracy when throwing pitches during batting practice.


Pros –

  1. Coaches from high school to little league both baseball and softball are switching to these balls.  Less expensive option and they are durable for multiple years as they do not crack or break.  (Still using the original ones from three years ago) 
  2. Can be used outside in rain, snow etc.  No nets are required.  Can be hit against fences with no damage to the fence.  Can be used indoors with not nets or cages. 
  3. Can hit against the wall with no damage to wall or ball or floor.  If the ball hits a pitcher, it bounces off.  For the batter, if they do not hit it square with a good swing, the ball will squib. 
  4. Can be used on tees and other exercises. 
  5. Can be used before a game and groups of players can quickly warm up with batting on opposing fields. 
  6. Can be used to help catchers with blocking drills. 
  7. A person can throw these balls without hurting their shoulders or arms. 
  8. Plus much more!



Other alternatives to baseballs are: Wiffle Ball, Whiffle Ball, Pickle Ball, Rag Ball, Baseball, Indoor baseball, Indoor softball, Safety Ball, Batting Practice Ball(s), Jugs Balls, Plastic baseball, Dimple Ball, Plastic Golf balls, Baseball, Training, Physical education ball, T-Ball, Flip Ball, Total Control Ball, TCB Ball, Perforated Plastic Balls, Pitching Machine Balls, Soft Foam Safety Balls, ASI Heavy Duty Plastic Balls, Dimpled Balls.