Machine Pitch Competitive, Ages 7 to 8 - When the child is seven, parents are able to determine whether their child is ready for competitive action or non-competitive. This program is designed to increase a batter's awareness of live baseball action. Using a machine increases the pitch-by-pitch accuracy and consistency of speed, which allows the batter to predict better when to swing. This division helps the kids become better hitters when they start facing kid pitch when they turn nine years of age. The program focus is on basic fielding and base running. Wins/Losses and balls/strikes are counted.