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Thursday 21 Jun 2018
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
Welcome to the Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Team Website! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

The Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Club is currently comprised of 13 teams (18u Select, '01, '01 Navy, '02, '03, '04, '05, 2K5, '06, 2024, '07, 10u and '09) that have a total of 150 very special players.  Players are not only selected based upon skill but also character and desire.  Our organization is committed to improving the skills of these special players to not only develop them into the best fastpitch softball players that they can be, but also the best students, friends and reliable, honorable young ladies. Our goal is simple, develop the player to make a meaningful contribution to their schools, communities and future endeavors at the earliest possible opportunity. If you are interested in joining our organization, we invite you to observe our practices and games to see what we teach and how we interact with the players. Tryouts are held in early August each year for the respective teams.If you have any questions regarding one of our teams, please call the Head Coach listed in the important numbers section on the right information section of our website. God Bless and Be Safe!

Joe Birchfield

Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Organization Chief

(865) 363-0728

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Knoxville Explosion Mission Statement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

The Knoxville Explosion Fast Pitch Softball Club is committed to developing player excellence on and off the field.  This is accomplished by selecting coaches who volunteer 100% of their time to teach the players the proper fundamentals of the game that include hitting, pitching, fielding and base running.  Each head coach will be a certified Double Goal Coach through the Nationally-recognized Positive Coaching Alliance Organization.  Key concepts are reinforced using state of the art training equipment, playing equipment, computer software and professional coaches that seek to identify and raise awareness of the player to correct flaws in their own fundamentals.  In addition, our players will be taught the proper way to conduct themselves on and off the field.  Knoxville Explosion Players are expected to honor and respect their coaches, parents, team mates, opponents and umpires.  Our players are also expected to do their very best in school courses and to place emphasis on their studies.  We recognize that our players are also students and without achieving the proper grades, our players will not be allowed to compete at the next level.  Our coaches are committed to teaching our players the rules of the game and more importantly, how to succeed and have fun!  A key component of this commitment is to teach our players the strategy and mental aspects of the game.  It is through this commitment to the fundamentals that our coaches and players will honor the game of fast pitch softball.

 Joe Birchfield, Head Coach Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Organization Chief

 
Explosion Select Seeks Experienced High School Pitchers and Catchers for Fall 2018/2019 Season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


The Explosion Select is seeking experienced High School Pitchers and Catchers for our Flagship 18u team for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Season.  This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to join a team that has lost 1 player in 4 years and hasn't held an open tryout for over 3 seasons.  The core of this team is already set with most, if not all players expected to sign to play at the various collegiate levels in the 2019 signing timeframe.  Our program have developed players in the proper manner which has resulted in over 16 college softball signees (over the past 3 years) and 100% of players attending colleges as students.  We offer a drama-free environment with state of the art training aids, highly competitive showcase and challenging tournaments throughout the State of Tennessee and some of the best out of state venues such as Tyger River (Spartanburg, SC), Atlanta, GA, Gulf Shores, AL, Williamsburg, VA, Boling Green, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Cherokee, NC amongst others!  Out of State players are especially encouraged to contact us as we have had and currently have several players from Southwest Virginia, Northern Georgia, Western North Carolina and Southern Kentucky play in our organization.  Our extremely low cost, high competitive environment is perfect for prospective players!  Interested?  Contact Head Coach Joe Birchfield at (865) 363-0728 or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for private tryouts today!

 
'04 Explosion Wins TSFA High School State Championship in Ringgold Georgia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who traveled to Ringgold, GA won the TSFA State A/B High School division on 6-16-18! After dropping the first pool game of the day, the '04 Explosion ran the table to claim the championship, outstanding effort ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2024 Explosion Finishes as 12u Runner-up in Rockwood Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Explosion who finished as the 12u Runner-up in the FASA Tournament held in Rockwood on 6/16/18! The Explosion 2024 battled all day in the heat with outstanding Team effort to force the “If” Game and finish 2nd to Crossfire in the FASA 12U bracket in Rockwood, TN. Congratulations to Crossfire and Explosion 2024!

 
Knoxville Explosion Announces '08 Explosion Team is Forming! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


 
'04 Explosion Wins 14u ISA A Tennessee State Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who won the 14u ISA A Tennessee State Championship in Cleveland, TN on 6-6-18! Going undefeated on the day, the '04 Explosion beat the 2022 Knockouts to claim the championship! Great job Knockouts and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'01 Navy Explosion Wins Loaded 18u/16u Roane State College Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '01 Navy Explosion who won the 18u/16u Division of the Roane State Showcase in Crossville, TN on 6-5-18! Going undefeated on the day, the '01 Navy Ran the table to win a loaded tournament with some of the best teams in East Tennessee area! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'03 Explosion Wins 14u Division of Roane State College Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '03 Explosion who won the 14u Division of the Roane State College Showcase on 6-5-18 in Crossville, TN. After dropping 3 consecutive close games, the '03 dug deep and rallied to run the table, besting the competition enroute to the 14u Division Championship! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts and especially your will!

 
Knoxville Explosion Recognizes Organization Players High School Honors for Spring 2018 Season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


 
2025 Explosion Wins Ball-Camp 10u League Title PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the 2025 Explosion who won the Ball Camp Fastpitch 10u Softball League Championship! Outstanding progress girls, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Wins 12u Division of Cleveland Tournmanet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who won the 12u division of their tournament in Cleveland, TN on 5/12/18! We are very proud of your efforts!!!

 
'07 Explosion Win 10u ISA St. Jude's Benefit Tournament in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who won the 10u A bracket of the St. Judes Benefit Tournament in Cleveland, TN on 5/12/18! Fantastic hitting and pitching were keys to success at the 07 Explosion went undefeated in the “A” bracket, beating the 07 Georgia Blast 7-6 in the Championship Game. Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2024 Explosin Finish a Storng 2nd in ISA St. Judes 12u Tournament in Cleveland. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Explosion who finished as the 12u runner-up, in the ISA 6th Annual St. Jude's Benefit tournament in Cleveland, TN. The Explosion 2024 battled all day in the heat to force the “If” Game and finished 2nd to Frost Falcons. It was an outstanding Team effort, fighting through the heat and a really strong “B” bracket field. The 2024 Explosion had timely and strong hitting combined with outstanding outfield play and really good pitching. Congratulations to Frost Falcons and Explosion 2024, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'07 Explosion Finish as 10u Runner-up in ISA Tournament in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who finished as the 10u Runner-up in the ISA Girls Got Game Tournament held in Cleveland, TN on 5/5/18! The '07 Explosion finished a strong 2nd place in the A Bracket losing to the eventual tournament champion TN Illusions 4-1. Great job Illusions and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'04 Explosion Plays 5 Consecutive Games to Claim USA 14u Division Championship at Knox County Sports Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom!  Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who ran the table on the final day of the USA Tournament at Knox County Sports Park in Knoxville on 4/22/18 to claim the 14u championship!  The '04 Explosion got their money's worth in playing 9 games including 6 on the final day of the tournament with the final 5 games back to back without a break.  Outstanding job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
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'09 Explosion (8u)

Head Coach Steve Wolfgram- (865) 740-8488 - jalynhomes@charter.net

'07 Explosion (10u)

Head Coach Scott Barnes- 865-387-3264sbarnes1100@gmail.com

2025 Explosion (9u and 10u)

Head Coach Amy Dorsett - 865-850-9100 - jadorset@aol.com

'06 Explosion (11u)

Head Coach Jason Darnell - 865-776-1351jdarnell@crackerbarrel.com

2024 Explosion (11u)

Head Coach Harold Lynn - (865) 228-8082 - tn02softball@gmail.com

2K5 Explosion (12u)

Head Coach Kevin McCord- (407) 619-7808 - klmccord@ymail.com 

'05 Explosion (12u)

Head Coach Shane Alvey - (865) 621-5200 - salvey10@aol.com

'04 Explosion (13u) 

Head Coach BJ Henderson - (865) 389-3777  - bj23henderson@gmail.com

Coach Pemberton - mandi3pemberton@gmail.com

'03 Explosion (14u)
Head Coach Scott Blankenship - (865) 388-9778 -
scottsequipment@hotmail.com

'02 Explosion (15u)

Head Coach Keith Gray - (865) 323-7249 - KGray@utmck.edu

'01 Explosion Navy (16u)

Head Coach Tim Baldridge - (865) 659-6016 - tim@hotzlaw.com

'01 Explosion (16u)
Head Coach 
Matt Fowler- (865) 604-9153 - fowlers123@comcast.net

Explosion Select (18u) 
Head Coach Joe Birchfield - (865) 363-0728 - birchfieldj@earthlink.net

Coach Jason Holt - (423) 608-5933 - jasonholt41@gmail.com

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