A player who kicks the ball attempts to run the bases. If the ball is caught in the air by a member of the other team, the kicker is out. If not, the other players try to tag the runner out by throwing the ball to a teammate at the base before the runner reaches the base. The opposing player must touch the runner with the ball before the runner touches base to be out. Players can also throw the ball at the runner to try for an out. If the ball hits the runner’s head or neck, however, the runner is safe, and takes the base.