If the kicker successfully makes contact with the pitch and the kickball lands in fair territory, the kicker becomes a kicker-runner and must try and reach first base. If the fielders cannot throw the kicker-runner out on time, he can safely reach a base. This is called a base hit. A base hit is an umbrella term for any hit that results in a kicker-runner safely reaching a base.
Singles, Doubles, and Triples
Choosing What Base To Stop At
The reason a kicker-runner would stop at a certain base, as opposed to trying to reach a more advanced base, is based on a judgment call by the player and/or the base coaches. If the fielders have successfully collected the kickball and could reasonably throw the kickball to the next base before the kicker reaches it, the kicker would prefer to stop at an earlier base. Hard hit kickballs usually result in the kicker reaching a higher base, because it would take the outfielders more time to get the kickball back to the infield in order to throw the kicker out.