How to Hit a Home Run in Pinch Hitter
By Aaron Kopf
Updated September 22, 2017
Pinch Hitter is a free-to-play online game developed by Mousebreaker. Players fill the role of a youthful batter in a game of sandlot baseball. Your goal is to hit as many home runs as possible out of 10 pitches. Striking out three times will end the game. Hitting a home run earns 4,000 points and adds another pitch to your game. Read on to learn how to boost your high score with more home runs.
Click the "Start" button on the title screen to begin. Make sure you're ready because you will receive your first pitch within a few seconds of clicking the button.
Note the transparent bat hovering in the hit box. This image represents where your bat will swing when you click the mouse button. You can move the bat vertically and horizontally.
Watch the pitch as the ball leaves the mound. If the pitch is heading to the right, slide your mouse to the right to move your batter closer to the plate. If the pitch is heading to the left, slide your mouse to the left to move away from the plate.
Watch the baseball's shadow to know when to swing. Swing the bat when the shadow crosses from the grass to the dirt in front of home plate.
Raise or lower your bat as you swing to ensure the bat hits the lower face of the ball. Home runs need upward force as well as outward force to go the distance.
Take note of where the ball landed and adjust your next swing accordingly. As long as you connect with the baseball squarely and "get under it," you will be scoring home runs, adding pitches to you game and achieving higher scores.
If you are too close to the ball or too far away, you will probably hit a foul ball. Try to hit the baseball with the last four or five inches of the bat.
For more online baseball fun, try the Pinch Hitter sequel, Pinch Hitter 2.
Aaron Kopf graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with honors in 2009, holding a Bachelor of Arts in communication. While enjoying his time at college, Kopf was published in The Echo and Vortex magazine.