Charity home run contest Friday at DeLutis Field

Published Aug 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

The inaugural Battle of the Bats home run derby is scheduled Friday night at 6 at DeLutis Field.

The charity event is being sponsored by the Rome Generals and NYE Volkswagen of Rome. Proceeds will go to Share A Caring Christmas.

Local talent slated to compete in the derby include Rome Free Academy graduate and Rome Generals player Derrick Miller and Holland Patent graduate Chas Parsons of the Adirondack Trail Blazers.

There will also be open registration for any player over 16 years old. To register, log on to

Admission to the event is $3 for adults and $2 for children.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the event will be preceded by games and giveaways by the Generals and NYE Volkswagen of Rome.