Fairly centered, yes. I think the photo proves the person was definately standing on her right side when the blow was struck. The oval-shape of the hole in her skull supposedly matched the end of the maglight, but I think it would also match the rounded end of the baseball bat too. A lot more force would be generated by swinging a bat versus a flashlight. Anyone, including a kid, could crack a person's skull if they took a full-wind swing with a bat.