Wallace Community College - Dothan, Alabama
"I'll always be a Gov for life!" Kade Snell

Because of Wallace

Wallace graduate and former Govs baseball pitcher/designated hitter/first baseman Kade Snell made history in 2023 by becoming the first player from Alabama to be selected as the NJCAA Division I National Baseball Player of the Year. In addition to being Player of the Year, Kade was also selected as an NJCAA First Team All-American.

“I’m just so thankful for the opportunity that Wallace gave me,” said Kade. “I couldn’t be more appreciative of such an award. It has been a pleasure to rep the Govs uniform with all the guys that were side by side with me.”

Kade’s stats in the 2022-23 season were impressive. He was 10-0 on the mound and led the state with 87 strikeouts. He had an earned run average of 1.86.  At the plate, he hit .393 and had 70 RBIS and 13 home runs. Snell previously won awards as the Alabama Sports Writers Association Athlete of the Year, as well as All-Conference and All-District Pitcher and Player of the Year.

Kade is taking his baseball career to the next level by joining the University of Alabama baseball program this fall. “Thank you to all of Wallace,” said Kade. “My time at junior college was everything I could have ever needed. I’ll always be a Gov for life!”