Everyone counts off and stands with a foot on a base. The player who’s It throws the ball up and calls out a number. Everyone runs, and the called player grabs the ball and shouts “Spud!” so the runners freeze. The ball holder (aka It) takes two giant steps toward one person and tries to tag him with the ball. If the It misses or the target catches the ball, the It earns an S. If he hits the target, that person earns an S. Whoever earns the letter is It and starts the next round. Players are out once they earn S-P-U-D. Last person in the game wins!