Community Connections

  • The Battery Launched its 25th Annual Baseball Academy in 2010. Read more...
  • Battery Owners Receive Gates Chili Chamber Award: Business in the Spotlight Award 2010. Read more...
  • Battery co-owners Grace and Fred Tillinghast are members of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association. Mrs. T is currently chair of the organization.
  • The Battery is a member of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Battery sponsors the Lighting Elite, a group of elite softball players who train at the facility and participate in leagues and tournaments in the entire US.
    The Battery also sponsors the Rochester Lady Lions travel softball team and the Rochester Thunder travel softball team.
  • In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Battery and other members of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association, have sponsored, in partnership with the Democrat and Chronicle, the Hispanic American History supplement  
  • The Battery has sponsored a team since 1988 in the Rochester ABC League and the NYS League. Most of the members of the team are Battery graduates who are playing baseball in college.
  • The Battery co-owners founded in 1987 the Westside Travel League, the first of its kind in our community, to provide outstanding players -ages 8-15- in the Greater Rochester area an opportunity for better competition. Battery co-owners managed the travel league until 1997. During that decade, the travel league grew by leaps and bounds.

As a small family owned and run business, we are proud to contribute 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.

In Memoriam

John Tillinghast - 'Coach T'
1942 - 2012

John Tillinghast

Coach T's strong and steady presence has always guided the Battery family and thousands of young people. We are sustained by the strength and peace of knowing he is now in God's loving hands. You are forever in our hearts and by our side.

Rest in peace Coach.


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