A net protector prohibits excessive wear on batting cage nets directly behind batters. Some come with a strike zone indicator for the pitcher, some are blank. In any case, they will extend the life of your batting cage net. An artificial hitting mat gives the batter a stable surface for hitting and further protects the batters box area outdoors or the gym floor indoors. The Beacon Pitchers “L” Screen is a perfect way to protect players, coaches, and pitching machines.