Lanford led the team in batting average (.328), stolen bases (40) and runs scored (36). He is fifth in the nation in stolen bases.
Middle Georgia won the GCAA/NJCAA Region 17 Championship last Saturday with a 5-4 victory over Darton College. The Knights, now 39-13, advance to the National Junior College East Central District Tournament that begins May 16 in Morristown, Tenn.
Also advancing were Darton, the Region 17 regular season champ, Region 7 tournament winner Columbia State Community College, and Region 7 regular season champ Walter State Community College.
The district winner advances to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., May 25-June 1.
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