In the New England Collegiate Baseball League, one of the best wooden bat summer leagues this side of Cape Cod, Carl Anderson and Chris Shaw have meant everything to the Bay Sox lineup.
As of last Wednesday, Anderson was hitting .314 with a home run, 13 RBI, nine steals and 21 runs scored. Shaw was hitting .300, tied for second in the league with four home runs and third in the league with 25 RBI.
Shaw was named to the league’s home run derby last weekend, which took place before he and Anderson played in front of about 40 MLB scouts in the All-Star Game in Laconia, N.H.
“Without those two,” said Bay Sox manager Rick Miller, “we don’t win.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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