When I was eleven years old, it was a very good year, and I can remember my daily routine vividly. These were the years before I owned a Sony Playstation, and I used to venture to my friends house - everyday after school - to watch him play through Final...
Try to aster the short hop by stabbing the jump button. It'll come in handy as the game progresses.
Don't slow down. Use baseballs to smash through walls and windows.
Also lob baseballs at your rival when they're immediately in front of you.