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Tips on Buying the Best Portable Pitching Mounds 0

Posted on October 25, 2019 by Kevin King

A good portable pitching mound can turn any ol’ field into a baseball field, and any player into a pitcher.

What are Portable Mounds?

Pitching mounds were originally created so that pitchers would have a competitive advantage over batters. Being elevated 10” off the ground gives you the slight advantage of gravity, and gives the batter a harder time of getting a hit. If the pitcher were to pitch from flat ground, there would be a lot more home runs every game!

Because pitching mounds are so regularly used, in youth baseball and in the MLB, it is absolutely imperative that kids start pitching from a mound at an early age.

The creator of True Pitch Mounds started making portable mounds when his son pitched in a championship game and gave up runs due to the fact that he was not used to pitching from a mound!

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