Yes unless they are on the base!
grab the ball so you can try to make it in the other persons goal
when someone hits the ball and it is caught, the runner(s) on base can "tag" the base they are on once it is caught and then run to the next base. If they tag 3rd base and run home to score it is the tag run.
the fielder must tag the base runner
This position is called shortstop. They act as a cut-off form the outfield on plays that require a relay. They also usually take the throw from the catcher to second base to tag a runner stealing the base.
The runner has to run back to first base before the ball is thrown to get her out. She has to tag back on first no matter if the ball was caught before she tagged second base or not. She has to tag back at first to be able to run to second or she will most likely be out.
a tag up is when the batter hits a pop-fly and the runner(s) on base must go back to the base touch it and then can continue to run. If they do not tag up they can be called out if they dont run back to the base.
There are a lot of rules to softball but you said a few so I will name some of them. ONE:If there is a throw down to second base then the second basemen has to tag the runner and not simply touch the bag with her foot . TWO:If the ball is hit into a pop fyly ball and if the ball is caught and if there is a runner that ran to the next base then the runner has to tag back up on the bag that they came from before they can go to the next base. THREE:If the batter is batting in the box and the catcher is in the way of the batter and interfears with the hit then the batter gets to go to first base. There you go. Three rules about softball.
You can tag a runner anytime but it's most important to tag a runner when it's not a force out play. When a baserunner runs to the next base without a runner behind him he must be tagged out before reaching base.
Ways you can get out.Hitting a ball in the air, and the opposing team catching it.Swinging causing 3 strikesBunting on the 2ND strike and the ball goes foul.If you are running to a base and they tag you or tag the base before you.
when the balls hit into the air , you stay on base. when the outfielder or infielder touches it , or catches it , you can run.