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Thursday 27 Jun 2019
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 Navy, '02, '03, 2022, '05, 2K5, '06, 2024, '07, 2025, '08, and '09) that have a total of 165 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 Fastpitch Softball Organization 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 have passed a rigorous National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) background investigation and will be a certified Double Goal Coach through the Nationally-recognized Positive Coaching Alliance Organization.  Our organization has developed a written program and player fundamentals development road map that ensure the fundamentals of the game are properly taught.  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.  This will be demonstrated by our coaching staffs.  Knoxville Explosion Players are expected to honor and respect their coaches, parents, teammates, opponents and umpires.  Our players are also expected to achieve academic excellence 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 fastpitch softball.

 Joe Birchfield, Head Coach Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Organization Chief

 
Explosion Select Win 18u ISA A Tennessee State Championship in Cleveland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the Explosion Select who won the 18u ISA A State Championship held in Cleveland, TN on 6-23-19! The Select went 6-1 in the tournament, coming out of the losers bracket to beat the Georgia Attitude in both the Championship and "If" games, 5-2 and 1-0 to win the 18u ISA State Championship. A big shoutout to Ariel Holt and Kelsie Woods for handling the pitching duties all tournament. Another one goes to Gia Price who stepped up to help us out. Finally, a huge shoutout to Jason Holt who guided the ship's helm while Joe Birchfield was out! Outstanding team effort everyone, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Win 12u USFA Tennessee State Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Atomic Boom!! Huge shout out to our #Explosion06 ladies who are your 2019 USFA Tennessee State Champs! Our girls went undefeated this weekend and played lights out at USFA State held at Centennial Park in Crossville, TN. We outscored the competition 43 to 5 on the day. Super proud of our girls and all the hard work they've put in the season. We're not done yet. 2 big tournaments left...ISA WorldSeries in Chattanooga and USFA World Series in Panama City Beach, Florida. Wish us luck! Go #Explosion06!

 
2024 Explosion Finish as ISA A Tennessee State 12u Runner-up in Cleveland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! 2024 Explosion finished 2nd in the ISA Tennessee State Championship (A-bracket) in Cleveland, TN this weekend (22-23 June). Explosion 2024 outscored our opponents 55-14 on the weekend with strong offense, pitching, and defense while playing in stormy and very hot weather to make it to the Championship game on Sunday. A big shout out to Jade Brooks for her 3 run homerun to win the Championship game and force the “if game”! Cruisers 06 came out ahead in the “if game” 3-2, after a great game by both teams. Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2024 Explosion Wins WFC World Cup in Myrtle Beach, SC! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Explosion won the championship at the WFC 2019 World Cup in Myrtle Beach, SC on 6/16/19 by defeating a very talented Alpharetta Fire 06 (Black). Explosion 2024 displayed strong hitting (73 hits), fantastic defense on Sunday, and solid pitching that produced 3 shutouts from each pitcher (Bella, Allie, and KK) on the weekend! Congratulations to Explosion 2024 and Alpharetta Fire! Absolutely outstanding work ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Finishes as TSFA 12u State Tournament Runner-up in Dixson, TN! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!!!!  

Congratulations to our #Explosion06 ladies for finishing 2nd in the 2019 USFA Tennessee State Tournament held in Dickson, TN! We faced some great competition out of the southeast. We played a total of 9 games in two days outscoring the competition 48 to 24.

We fought our way all the way to Championship play & won game one forcing an "if" game. Unfortunately we came up just short of being State Champs by losing 3-2 to very talented Fusion 06 team from Middle, TN.

Congrats Fusion 06! We look forward to competing with you all again in a few weeks in Panama City Beach, FL!

*Also, Huge Shout out to all the #Explosion06 Dad's. Thanks for all that you do for our girls. Happy Father's Day!

Coach

P.S. Get Well Soon Taylor & Jamie Lynn!!

 
'07 Explosion WIns 12u A Division of the FASA June Summer Sizzler at Willow Creek PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who won the FASA June Summer Heat Tournament 12u Division held at Willow Creek Park in Knoxville, TN on 6-15-19! After losing the first two games, the '07 Explosion battled all of the way out of the losers bracket to win the 1st and if championship games against the Tennessee Bash, 4-3 and 5-4! Outstanding work Bash and '07 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'08 Explosion Keeps it Rolling Winning 10u Division of FASA June Summer Sizzler Tournament in Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Explosion who went undefeated in the FASA June Summer Heat Tournament 10u Division held at Willow Creek Park in Knoxville, TN on 6-15-19! The '08 Explosion beat the Heartbreakers in the championship game, great job Heartbreakers and '08 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
The Knoxville Explosion Proudly Recognizes all of Our High School Player On-The-Field Awards for Spring 2019 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 
2022 Explosion Wins 14u USA Summer Slam Tournament in Johnson City, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the 2022 Explosion who won the 14u USA Division of the Summer Slam Park held in Johnson City, TN! A big shoutout to Nicole Couvertier who made a spectacular double play in the championship game running down a fly ball and making an exceptional throw home to stop the tieing run from scoring in the championship game, WOW! We are so proud of this team, their parents and their coaches for displaying true team work and transferring it to the field in a tough tournament. Great job everyone, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'08 Explosion Crowned 10u Champs at USA Heart of Dixie Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Explosion who went undefeated to win the 10u Division of the USA Heart of Dixie Tournament held at Knox County Sports Park in Knoxville on 6/1/19-3/2/19! The '08 Explosion beat the '09 Freedom in the championship game. Great job Freedom and '08 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Finishes as 12u Runner-up in Strong USA Heart of Dixie Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who finished as the 12u Runner-up in the USA Heart of Dixie Tournament held at Knox County Sports Park on 6/1/19-6/2/19! The '06 lost a close battle with the Tennessee Fury 6-4 in the championship game. Great job Fury and '06 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Explosion Select Open Summer with 18u USA Runner-up in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the Explosion Select who finished as the 18u Runner-up in the USA Memorial Day Classic at Ridgeview Park in Johnson City on 5/25/19. The Select lost a heartbreaker to a very talented Asheville NC Braves team in the Championship 9-8. Great job Braves and Select, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'09 Explosion Battles Heat and Fierce Competition to finish as 10u Runner-up in Chattanooga PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who finished as the 10u Runner-up in the ISA Memorial Day Classic at the Summit of Softball in Chattanooga on 5/25/19 - 5/26/19! The '09 Explosion lost to the Georgia Heat in the Championship Game. Great job Heat and '09 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'08 Explosion Wins 10u Championship in Eagleton PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Explosion who finished undefeated allowing zero runs in the Smoky Mountain Challenge held at Eagleton Park in Maryville, TN on 5/18/19. The '08 Explosion were in the winners bracket awaiting the remaining teams before mother nature ended the tournament with rain. Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
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'09 Explosion (9u)

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

'08 Explosion (10U)

Head Coach Brandon Alcorn - (865) 806-3460 - balcorn@cityofharriman.net 

Coach Kelly Griffith - (865) 216-0509 - krg414@aol.com 

'07 Explosion (10u)

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

2025 Explosion (11u)

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

'06 Explosion (12u)

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

2024 Explosion (12u)

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

2K5 Explosion (13u)

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

'05 Explosion (13u)

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

2022 Explosion (14u) 

Co-Head Coach Ed Couvertier - (865) 548-8052 - ecouver@gmail.com

Co-Head Coach Taylor Collier - (865) 469-5259 - iamtaylor3812@yahoo.com

'03 Explosion (15u)
Head Coach Scott Blankenship - (865) 388-9778 -
scottsequipment@hotmail.com

'02 Explosion (16u)

Head Coach Randy Mathis - (423) 618-3169

Coach Lindsay Graves - (727) 593-4839 - lgraves00.23@gmail.com 

'01 Explosion Navy (17u)

Head Coach Tim Baldridge - (865) 659-6016 - tbaldridge@garzalaw.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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