Suzie McDonald has spent her life on the diamond, dreaming of the day when she would get the chance to play college softball. On Thursday, that dream became a reality, as McDonald signed a letter of intent with Wallace Community College.
McDonald helped Dothan High finish third in the state in Class 6A last season. She also played on the 2011 State Championship team and the 2010 Class 6A Runners-up.
McDonald hit .295 as a junior with three home runs and 22 r.b.i. Now, she hopes to transfer those skills to the junior college level for her hometown team.
"They have a nice nursing program and the team is great," McDonald said. I know a bunch of the girls. I've played ball with them before. Coach (Eddie) Munn is a great guy and I'm looking forward to playing for him."
McDonald split time between pitcher and outfielder last season, but she expects to play right field when she hits the field for the Lady Govs in 2014. She is the third Dothan High player to sign with a college program from this year's team, joining Kasey Cooper who signed with Auburn and Denise Anderson who signed with Florida A&M.