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Saturday 21 Oct 2017
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 15 teams (18u Select, 2019, '00, '01, '01 Navy, '02, '03, '04, '05, 2K5, '06, 2024, '07, 10u and '09) that have a total of 175 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 Fast Pitch Organization Chief

 
'07 Explosion Wins 10u ISA Fall World Series Championship in Chattanooga PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who won the Class B 10u division of the ISA Fall World Series held in Chattanooga, TN at Warner Park! The field included a total of 16 teams from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and Louisiana. The '07 Explosion went 5-2 in the tournament, beating the Middle Tennessee Diamond Divas 10-8! Congratulations ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2K5 Explosion Finishes as 12u Runner-up in Eagleton Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2K5 Explosion who finished as the 12u Runner-up in the Eagleton tournament on 10-14-17! For the day, the 2K5 Explosion went 4-2 on the day and fell a little short in the championship game but got better throughout the tournament. Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Explosion Select Finish as 18u Runner-up in Knoxville Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the Explosion Select who finished 2nd in the 18u Division of the Cruisin for Kids USA Tournament held at Knox County Sports Park on 10-8-17! The Select went 4-2 in the tournament. Tournament MVP went to Sydnie Rogers who went 1-1 on the rubber as well as leading the team in hitting with a .600 batting average with 1 HR for the weekend! Ariel Holt also added another HR to her stellar season! Great job ladies!

 
'06 Explosion finishes as 12u USA Runner Up in Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who finished as the 12u USA Runner-up in the Crusin for Kids Tournament held at the Knox County Sports Park on 10-8-17! The '06 Explosion lost to an '05 FBK team in international tie-breaker in the championship game. Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'09 Explosion wins 8u Division of Alliance Tournament in Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who won the 8u Division of the Alliance Tournament held at Holston Park on 9/23/17! Great job girls, keep improving! We are very proud of your efforts!

 
'04 Explosion Finishes as 14u Runner-up in USA Tournament in Cherokee, NC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who finished as the 14u Runner-up in the USA Tournament held in Cherokee, NC on 9/23/17! Outstanding performances ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'01 Navy Explosion wins High School ISA Tennessee Fall State Championship in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 01 Explosion Navy who won the High School Division ISA Tennessee Fall State Championship held at Bradley County Park in Cleveland, TN on 9/17/17! Outstanding progress ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'03 Explosion wins 14u USA Tournament Title in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the 03 Explosion who won the 14u Division at the USA Fall Brawl in Johnson City on 9/17/17! Congratulations ladies, we are proud of your efforts!

 
'04 Explosion Finishes as 14u Runner-up in First Major Showcase Appearance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who finished as the runner-up in the 14u division of the Big Orange Showcase held in Knoxville, TN at Caswell Park from 9//9/17 to 9/10/17. Despite being the youngest team in the tournament, the '04 Explosion showed grit and determination fighting their way through many nail-biters to earn their berth to the championship game against the '03 Maryville Wildcats. The '04 Explosion ran out of gas in a 7-1 championship loss to the Wildcats, but gained valuable experience in their very first showcase event! We are SO PROUD OF THE '04 EXPLOSION for competing against older competition and never giving up! OUTSTANDING WORK LADIES, the force is strong with this team!

 
'09 Explosion Finish as 8u Runner-up in Ringgold, GA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who finished as Runner-up in the 8u division of the USFA National Qualifier held in Ringgold, GA on 9/9/17! Outstanding job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'07 Explosion Finish as 10u Runner-up in USA Big Orange Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who finished as the 10u Runner-up in the USA Big Orange Classic held at Holston Park in Knoxville, TN on 9/9/17! The '07 Explosion lost to the '07 Heat 4-2 in a close knit affair. For the tournament, the '07 Explosion went 4-2, outscoring their competition 43-13! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Explosion Select finishes 3rd in Loaded 18u Division of Big Orange Fall Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the Explosion Select who finished in 3rd at the Big Orange Fall Showcase held at Caswell Park in Knoxville, TN from 9/9/17-9/10/17! A total of 10 teams competed from Tennessee and Kentucky including many of the top organizations throughout the area such as the Kentucky Softball Club, KC Freedom, White Lightning and Maryville Magic. The Explosion Select pitching was led by Hailey Byington, Ariel Holt, Sydnie Rogers and Ellie Savage and matched with ...a stellar defensive play by Sydney Dukes and Jarica Ensley. The Select bats started the weekend cold but heated up on Sunday, as the Select scored 28 runs in 4 games. The offensive leaders were Sydney Birchfield (9 hits, .600 avg) and Jarica Ensley (9 hits, .600 avg.), Arielle Tritt (.550 avg.) and Ariel Holt (.466 avg). Ariel Holt and Sydney Dukes also registered their first home runs of the fall season! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'01 Explosion Finishes with a Strong 3rd Place Finish in the 16u Divison of the Big Orange Fall Showcase in Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the '01 Explosion who finished 3rd in the 16u Division of the Big Orange Fall Showcase held at Caswell Park from 9/9/17-9/10/17! A total of 10 team competed in this showcase. Great job '01 Explosion! We are very proud of your efforts!

 
'04 Explosion Opens Fall 14u Season with Championship in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 04 Explosion who opened their first 14u season with a 14u Championship at the USA Fall Kickoff Tournament held at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City on 9-2-17! The tournament was shortened due to rain and the 04 Explosion won the coin flip of the 2 remaining undefeated bracket teams on Saturday. For the tournament, the 04 Explosion went 3-0 enroute to the championship! Congratulations 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

10u 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

'00 Explosion - Rogan (17u A/B)

Head Coach Amos Rogan- (931) 261-9858 amosrogan@gmail.com

2019 Explosion (17u Competitive)

Head Coach Ricky Johnson - (865) 258-2572 - rickyjohn1322@gmail.com 

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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