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New England Knockouts All-Star Week Recap
JULY 18TH, 2024
Staff Writer: Brett Chaves & Jose Rodriguez
New England Knockouts All-Star Week Recap

BROCKTON, MA. - Austin White and John Cristino made history by becoming the first Knockouts players to participate in the all-star game on July 17, 2024. Additionally, Knockouts' pitching coach Dan Sausville was chosen as the pitching coach for the East team.During this week's all-star festivities, White and Cristino showcased their skills. First, Cristino emerged as the champion of the home run derby on Tuesday night. The Knockouts’ catcher quickly impressed, swiftly moving through the first two rounds to advance to the championship. Cristino belted seven homers to advance in the opening round. Afterward, Cristino went to a swing-off with Quebec’s Kyle Crowl, eventually taking him down to advance to the final round. In the dance for the title, Cristino hit six home runs, securing the win over Christian Kuzemka of the Windy City ThunderBolts.Cristino spoke earlier this week in an interview with the Knockouts about his excitement to participate in the derby. “I am pumped for the home run derby. I've never been in one ever in my life, so this is going to be an awesome time. It’s going to be sick having my family watching me do that in front of all the people that are going to be there in the home run derby.”White made an impact during the game on Wednesday night by going 2 for 1, which included a leadoff double to kick off the bottom of the sixth inning. Despite their efforts, the East fell short, losing 2-1 to the West at Stade Canac in Quebec. Cristino went 0 for 2 with a strikeout and reaching base on an error by Joliet first baseman Matthew Warkentin. Following the break, the Knockouts hit the road for six games in New Jersey and Sussex County. They return to Campanelli Stadium at the end of the month, hosting the Jackals in a weekend showdown. Tickets for the weekend can be found at
About the New England Knockouts:The New England Knockouts are a professional baseball team in the MLB-partnered Frontier League. The Knockouts are the newest franchise of the Frontier League, officially being awarded membership in the fall of 2023. The Knockouts play at Campanelli Stadium, located in Brockton, Massachusetts. Fans and other members of the media can stay up-to-date with all Knockouts content through their social media channels @NEKnockouts.For Media Inquiries:Brett ChavesDirector of Broadcast and Media Relations, PxP BroadcasterPhone: (508) 559-7042Email: