The Battery is Rochester's first indoor baseball and softball training facility in Western New York.
In addition to our regular instructional programs, we provide individuals and teams with a facility where they can practice their hitting and defensive skills.
The Battery is open to the public on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Individual pitching, catching, fielding and hitting lessons start right after Labor Day. Call to reserve your spot for the season.
Team rentals available. Please call us at 426-0388
The Battery marks its 30th anniversary!
On March 2nd, The Battery marked its 30th anniversary of training champions. As a small family owned and run business, we are proud to have contributed to make reality the dreams of thousands of young people. We are proud of the Battery students who through the years have signed with Division 1 colleges and universities; proud of those who signed professional contracts , and proud to have a Battery-trained student in the major leagues.
We are proud of the lives we have touched and the friends we have made.
The Tillinghast family - Mrs. T, Fred, Martha, Gracie.and Jenna- thanks Battery friends, alum and present students, business associates, Senator Joe Robach, Monroe County Legislator Steve Tucciarello, Gates Supervisor Mark Assini, and Gates councilwoman Elaine Tette and councilman Frank Allkofer for their presence at our open house.
Battery Summer Camps are Back!
To register for our Little League or Softball Summer Camps to be held in July at Bishop Kearney HS, click under Special Announcements or under Programs and read the appropriate brochure.
Mrs. T is Featured in the Small Business Section of the D&C
Under the title "Family takes over after owner dies', the Sunday April 29, 2013 edition includes an article about The Battery. To read the whole article, go to our facebook page.
Alum Featured in The Naples Record
The Naples Record, a weekly newspaper covering the Finger lakes region, featured an article about Line Drive Baseball School, owned and operated by Battery alum Nick Carrier (Bishop Kearney/Brockport) in the town of Hemlock. Nick trained at the Battery tor many years under Coach T and also played in the Battery ABC team managed by Coach.
In the long and very detailed article, Nick credits Coach T and the influence he had on him. "Coach T made me the man I am today. He taught me more than just baseball."
Battery owner Grace Tillinghast (Mrs. T) has joined the Board of Directors of the Women's Council, an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance. Mrs. T been elected to a three-year term.
She is presently the chair of the board of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association and also chairs the board of the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. She serves in four other community boards and is a Monroe Community College Trustee.
Battery student Courtney Case, a senior shortstop at Pittsford Mendon HS, signed a letter of intent to play softball at Le Moyne College.
Congratulations to the 2012 Player of the Year!
The following six Battery students are signing letters of intent to play softball at the collegiate level :
* Lacey Clark (Victor HS) is signing with Hofstra University of the Colonial Athletic Conference.
* Mackenzie Cleary (Fairport HS) is signing with St. John University of the Big East Conference and joining Battery alum Courtney Budynas who is now a freshman.
*Sam Broking (Fairport HS) is signing with the University at Albany of the America East Conference.
* Desiree Gonzalez (Greece Arcadia HS) is signing with St. Bonaventure of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
* Kiera Lorenzo (Brighton HS) will join Desiree by signing with St. Bonaventure.
* Ali Van Geisen (Auburn HS) is signing with Niagara University of the MAAC Conference and joining Battery alum Desirae Maldonado who is now a sophomore. Ali also took private pitching lessons with Battery coach Courtney Fitzgerald Cardot.
Kudos to all these ladies for their hard work and perseverance. The Battery is very proud of each and every one!
It was announced today, November 16, that Andy was traded to the Oakland A's as part of a four-player agreement. Good luck to Andy and to the A's in 2013.
Andy is at The Battery this week working with the students in the softball and baseball academies and giving private lessons by appointment.
Once again,a Battery softball student has been named Player of the Year for All Greater Rochester. Courtney Case, a junior shortstop at Pittsford Mendon, received the 2012 recognition because she dominates at the plate, on base and in the field. Courtney, who trains year round at The Battery, finished the season with a .720 batting average.
Check the whole article posted in facebook.
Ten of the sixteen ladies named to the 2012 All Greater Rochester Softball team train at The Battery; Courtney Case (Pittsford Mendon); Courtney Budynas (Honeoye Falls -Lima); Courtney Clark (Webster Thomas); Mackenzie Cleary (Fairport); Alisssa Dixon (Webster Schroeder); Aidan Falk (Mercy); Lexi Haley (Aquinas); Riley Johnson (Greece Athena), Carly Pike (Batavia Notre Dame) and Jordan Sarat (Caledonia Mumford).
Some thirty other Battery students received honorable mention. Congratulations to all!
Check the posting on facebook to read the complete list of players honored.
Battery student Mikah McDonnell has received the Gary Spear Sportsmanship Award for the 9-10 Minor Little League in Webster. Congratulations for being a good sport, and such a talented young player.
Congratulations to this group of dedicated softball players for their performance this season. Hard work surely pays off. Good luck the rest of the summer!
Battery students Nicole Rivera (Mercy), Aidan Flak (Mercy), Katherine Ghyzel (Brighton), Anna Valentine (Mendon), Courtney Case (Mendon), Tess Newell (Mercy) and Katie Brennan (Mendon) were named to the All Tournament Team for Class A. Katie was named tournament Most Valuable Player. Good job, ladies!
Battery student Peyton Wyjad, a freshman at Gananda High School, drove in the winning run for her team, and by doing so, a sectional title for C1 division. Peyton had three hits and scored two runs. Congratulations, Peyton for a job well done!
Battery pitching student Lexi Haley, a senior at Aquinas, threw a perfect game with twelve strike outs at a sectional game on May 30. It was her second no-hitter this month. Lexi took pitching lessons with Battery instructor Courtney Fitzgerald Cardot and had a wonderful high school career as a pitcher. Congratulations!
Battery student Courtney Budynas, a senior infielder at Honeoye Falls Lima, signed her letter of intent to play softball for Division 1 St. John... more
The Rochester Press Radio Club honored two Battery alum at their dinner on May 23rd. Andy Parrino received the Elliot Cushing Award for excelling at the national level, and Brittany Grage (Pitttsford Mendon/U of Rochester) received the Knighthawks Female Ahtlete of the Year Award.
Battery instructor and alum Andy Parrino made the opening day roster for the San Diego Padres! For more information check the article in facebook. Way to go, Andy!.
Battery alumn Brad Potter was featured on the Sports section of the Gates Chili Post , in the article "Gates Chili grad leads by example at Case Western".
Battery alum Brad Potter, a senior at Case Western Reserve University (Gates Chili) started his senior season by pitching one of the finest games of his career shutting out the opponent over the first six innings to get the win. Brad hurled his second career complete game with... More
Battery alum Desarae Maldonado, (Irondequoit), a freshman at Niagara University, hit a pair of doubles and played short stop error free to start her collegiate career. Good job!
Not every little leaguer has a major league player as one of his instructors during the Winter Baseball Academy sessions.
Battery alum, instructor and San Diego Padres Andy Parrino was featured on Channel 13 during his last stay in Rochester.
Also as he traditionally does when staying in town, Andy spent training time with The Battery students. More...
Battery student Riley Johnson, a senior infielder at Greece Athena High School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Syracuse. The six-year varsity starter was recruited by several colleges and universities. Riley is a member of the Battery Lighting Gold Travel Team.
A scholar athlete, she plans to major in communications with a concentration in TV and radio broadcasting.
Visit us on Facebook to read and watch videos about Battery alum and instructor Andy Parrino of the San Diego Padres
Battery's Andy Parrino featured on an article published by the Democrat and Chronicle on October 16.
Visit The Battery Facebook Page to read the whole article and to see a photo gallery of Andy. He is presently playing for the Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Republic fall pro league.
Battery alum and instructor Andy Parrino received the call from the San Diego Padres late on Wednesday, August 24.
Andy becomes the first non-pitcher from the greater Rochester area to make it to the big leagues in the last 65 years.
Although several Battery trained players have made it to the minor leagues, Andy is the first one to make it to the majors.
The Battery Lighting Elite U-16 team competed in the New York State "A" Championship held in Waterloo.
With an 8-2 record, the team earned an invitation to the national championship to be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. More...
Battery alum Andy Parrino, an infielder with the San Diego Padres organization, made franchise history on June 12 by belting the first grand slam in the team's history, and the first of his life. Andy was featured in an article in the Democrat and Chronicle. More...
Battery student Brittany Grage has been named 2011 Player of the Year. Brittany had an outstanding senior year and lead Pittford Mendon to its second Section V championship and to its first state title. More...
Eleven softball players who train at The Battery made the All Greater Rochester Softball team. The players were selected by the Democrat and Chronicle through voting from Section V coaches. More...
Battery student Jimmy Wagner, a senior pitcher at Hilton High School, was named to the All Greater Rochester Team.
Battery student Brittany Grage had a remarkable performance on the mound and at the plate to lead her team to a state championship for the first time in school history. Brittany threw a no hitter with twelve strike outs at the semis against Elmira, and also scored two runs. The championship game was against. More...
Battery student Brittany Grage had a great day at the plate with three hits, she was also the winning pitcher. Battery student Courtney Case entered the tournament batting .712 . Mendon moves into the Class A semifinals on June 11 with a 21-1 record. More...
Although it took a long time to make it into the record books, Battery student Karl Nielsen, then a senior at Spencerport High School, had five hits in one game against Penfield, on May 23, 1993. A wonderful record of a dedicated baseball player which is now part of the history of The Battery and its many students!