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Monday 28 May 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 14 teams (18u Select, 2019, '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 Fast Pitch Organization Chief

 
'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!

 
2025 Explosion Finishes as 10u Runner-up in Swing into Spring Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Explosion 2025 finished runner-up in Swing Into Spring at Nicholas Ball Park on April 21st. The team went 4-1 and then ended the night with a shootout ITB losing 3-0. Pitching staff held opponents to 7 earned runs on the day and had 30 strike outs in 14 innings.  Bridget had the game winning hit in the winners bracket finals and batted .667 for the day. Abby also batted .667 on the day and Lexi batted .714. A special shout out to Maddie who had a crucial double play in center field during extra inning play in the finals of the winners bracket.  Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2025 Explosion wins 10u B Bracket in Rockwood in Rain-shortened event PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom!  Congratulations to the 2025 Explosion who won the 10u B Division tournament held in Rockwood, TN on 4/14/18!  The 2025 Explosion outscored their competition 24-4 going to 2-0 until Mother Nature decided to end the fun.  For the tournament, the Explosion pitchers notched 19 strikeouts while allowing 0 runs.  The bats were equally impressive with a .512 team batting average for the weekend.  Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2024 Explosion Wins Johnson City USA 12u Division PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Explosion who won the 12u division of the USA Duel on the Diamond Classic in Johnson City at Ridgeview Park! The 2024 Explosion went undefeated on the day to win the tournament.. Team pitching and defense was key in earning 25 total strikeouts and only allowing 3 runs all day! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Explosion Select's Sydney Rogers Signs with Division II Shorter University PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Congratulations to Explosion Select player Sydney Rogers (East Hamilton High School, Chattanooga) on signing her National Letter of Intent to continue her softball career at Division II Shorter University! Sydney is an extremely versatile player that is tough as nails. She is loved by her teammates and leads by example. Congratulations Syd, we are very proud of you! Sydney becomes our program's 16th commitment and 4th of the 2018 graduating class.

 
Explosion Select's Sydney Dukes Signs with Walters State Community College PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Congratulations to Explosion Select player Sydney Dukes (Hardin Valley High School) on signing her National Letter of Intent to continue her softball career at JUCO Powerhouse Walters State Community College! Sydney is an extremely hard working player and great person, we are very proud of you Syd! Sydney is our 15th program commitment and 3rd of the 2018 graduating class.

 
'04 Explosion Wins ISA A Division of Warner Park Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who went 5-0 in the 14u A division this weekend in the ISA Play Appreciation Tournament held at Warner Park in Chattanooga, TN from 4/7-4/8! The '04 Explosion outscored the competition 62-7 in an outstanding offensive and defensive effort. Great job girls, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Former Explosion Select Player Taylor Campbell Selected as USA Southern Conference Rookie of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Congratulations to Taylor Campbell (Maryville College), former alumni player of the Explosion Select who was selected as the USA Southern Conference Rookie of the Year! Great job Bug, we are very proud of your efforts and wish you the best in your continued college career!

 
2024 Explosion Finish as 12u Division Runner-up in Their Bracket of the ISA March Madness Tournament in Cleveland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '05 Explosion who won the 12u division of the Bash at the Summit in Chattanooga, TN on 3/7/18! The '05 Explosion lost in bracket play and ran the table to win back to back championship and "if" games 11-1 and 3-2 over the '05 Heat. For the day, the '05 Explosion went 5-1. Great job Heat and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Takes 12u Runner-up in Their Division in the ISA March Madness Tournament in Cleveland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who finished as runner-up in the 12u ISA March Madness Tournament in Cleveland, TN on 3-25-18! Great teamwork, chemistry, and all around team effort! Great job ladies!!! Special shout out to #7 Liv who crushed 3 home runs on the day. Great job girls 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

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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