The Battery


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.


Individual pitching, catching, fielding and hitting lessons start right after Labor Day.  Call to reserve your spot for the season.


The Battery is open to the public on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Team rentals available. Please call us at 426-0388



Registration Open for 2014 Battery Summer Camps


The Battery offers two lilttle league summer camps (ages 8-12) and one softball camp for ages 12-15.

These very successful camps will be held at Bishop Kearney High School fields in Irondequoit.

Registration forms can be found under Programs


Battery's Jake Welch Named Pitcher of the Week


Battery alum Jake Welch (Spencerport HS), a junior at Notre Dame College, was named Mountain East Conference Pitcher of the Week (March 30). Jake has four wins this season and tossed his second complete game shutout.

Keep up the good work, Jake!



Andy Parrino's Battery Xmas Baseball Camp


Oakland A's Andy Parrino, a Battery alum and instructor,  ran two all skills baseball camps on Thursday, December 26th, 2013  at The Battery for baseball players who wanted to improve their skills in the areas of hitting, fielding and throwing.

Attendees were delighted to have a major leaguer coaching them and enjoyed every minute of the Xmas camp experience. Andy also signed autographs and posed with the students.

Thanks Andy for providing such a wonderful Xmas break experience to the attendees!




All Greater Rochester Team

Congratulations to the 2013 All Greater Rochester Softball Team and most especially to the nine Battery students who were named to the 16-member team:
Sam Broking (Fairport), Courtney Case (Pittsford Mendon), Lacey Clark (Victor), Mackenzie Cleary (Fairport), Aidan Falk (Mercy), Katherine Ghyzel (Brighton), Desiree Gonzalez (Greece Arcadia), Anna Valentine (Pittsford Mendon) and Sierra Valentine (Greece Athena).
The following Battery students received honorable mention:
Hannah Anderson (Caledonia Mumford), Ashley Belles (Webster Christian), Morgan Boyce (Greece Arcadia), Kelsey Condidorio (Leroy), Adrianna Dilal (Webster Schroeder), Jill Khan (Dansville), Becky Knorr (Greece Arcadia), Paige Kuebler (Bishop Kearney), Kiera Lorenzo (Brighton), Grace Maxwell (Mercy), Anna Merante (Pittsford Mendon), Stephanie Mongelli (Irondequoit), Bonnie Parrotta (Webster Christian), Leighanne Pettis (Chruchville Chili), Lexi Stiewe (Greece Athena), Brooke Wolfe (Brighton) and Peyton Wyjad (Gananda).
The Battery is very proud of each one of you!


Battery Student NYS Class A Player of the Year

Courtney  CaseCongrats to Courtney Case being named NYS Class A Player of the Year. Courtney has trained year round at The Battery since 7th grade. She is a great student, player, and person. We are proud of all her hard work. Courtney will attend Le Moyne College this fall on a softball scholarship... More


Battery Pitching Instructor Inducted into Hall of Fame 

Battery pitching instructor  Courtney Fitzgerald Cardot was inducted on June 11 into the St. John University Athletics Hall of Fame.  She is the winningest pitcher in school history (59) and holds a program record for appearances (102). Congratulations!


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's Courtney  Case Signs Letter of Intent 

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!


Battery Students Sign Letters of Intent

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!


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Summer Camps Open

Registrations for the 2014 Baseball and the Softball Summer Camps are now open. Check the Programs page for details.


2014 Season High School

Week 1 (April 7, 2014)

Week 2 (April 14, 2014)

Week 3  (April 21 2014)

Week 4 (April 28, 2014)

Week 5 (May 5, 2014)

Week 6 (May 12, 2014)

Week 7 (May 19, 2014)

Week 8 (May 26, 2014)

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.


The Battery turned 30!

On March 2nd, 2013 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.

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