Kirkus Reviews "…the repartee between the whining batter and the umpire is delightful, as is Joy's highly imaginative, definitely rule-breaking pitching style. The old ball game is still great fun."
Booklist "…a good addition to the slim number of picture books about girls who excel at sports."
School Library Journal "There's a not-so-subtle message here, but it's delivered with pitch-perfect tone. This playful retelling wins a place for itself alongside the many iterations of Casey's tale."