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Monday 20 May 2024
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
It's About Family........ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Long-time organization favorite Tori Coffman ('01 Navy) gives the 8u Explosion players a pep talk before their game in Cleveland, TN at the ISA Bringing the Heat Tournament on Saturday, 7/11/20.
When you talk about our organization and the fact we say we are a family, this picture sums it up succinctly. Our 18u players taking time out of their tournament play to share words of wisdom and encouragement with the next generation of fastpitch softball players. We aren't just talk, we walk the walk. Remember this when considering your next softball home!
 
'01 Navy Explosion Crowned 18u Champion of ISA Bringing the Heat Tournament in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '01 Explosion Navy for going undefeated in the 18u division of the ISA Bringing the Heat Tournament held in Cleveland, TN on 7/11/20! A special shoutout to Tori Coffman who not only hurled a no-hitter but hit 2 bombs, including a grand slam! Outstanding work ladies, we are very proud of you efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Finish as 14u Runner-up in USA Big Orange Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who finished as the USA 14u Big Orange Showcase Runner-up which was held in Knoxville, TN 7/9/20-7/12/20! The '06 Explosion went 5-1 on the tournament out of a field of 12 teams eventually losing a heart breaker to the Alabama Elite 14u 2-1 in the championship. Congratulations Elite and Explosion, you guys were AWESOME!

 
'02 Explosion Finishes a Strong Third Place in 18u Division of Loaded USA Big Orange Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! A special shoutout to the '02 Explosion who went 5-1 in a loaded 18u division of the Big Orange Showcase finishing a very strong 3rd place! A total of 24 teams from 9 states competed including several state and national teams in an outstanding USA college showcase. The '02 Explosion narrowly missed a spot in the championship losing 2-1 to Team South Carolina - Miller. Also, a special shoutout to our departing seniors and future college freshman on their future playing careers: Mackenzie Turner, Abbie Mcgowan and Jessica Campbell! We wish you nothing but the best and want to thank you for your loyalty and representation of the Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Program!

 
2024 Explosion Finish a Strong 3rd in Loaded USA Big Orange Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

A big shoutout to the 2024 Explosion who finished a strong Third Place Finish in the 14u Division of the USA Big Orange Showcase at Knox County Sports Park in Knoxville, TN 7/9/20-7/12/20! In the tournament the 2024 Explosion went 5-1 in a 12 team field. The 2024 Explosion eventually lost to our sister team '06 Explosion. Great job ladies, we are very proud of you!

 
2026 Explosion Finish as 12u Runner-up in Rockwood, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2012 (8u) Explosion for finishing as the 8u Gold Bracket runner-up in the ISA Bringing the Heat Tournament held in Cleveland, TN. After a long day ending at 12:45 am, these young ladies endured to finish as runner-up in their very first tournament of the Summer! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
8u Explosion Makes 2020 Debut as 8u Gold Bracket Runner-up in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the 2012 (8u) Explosion for finishing as the 8u Gold Bracket runner-up in the ISA Bringing the Heat Tournament held in Cleveland, TN. After a long day ending at 12:45 am, these young ladies endured to finish as runner-up in their very first tournament of the Summer! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'10 Explosion finish as 10u Runner-up in Rockwood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2010 Explosion who finished as the 10u Runner-up in the FASA Rockwood tournament held on 7/11/20! The 2010 Explosion played 3 consecutive international tie-breaker innings to beat the Manchester TN Lady Raiders advancing to the championship game eventually losing to the '09 Impact 3-2 in a nail-biter! Great job Impact and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Wins USA 14u Class A Tennessee State Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who won the USA Class A Tennessee State Championship in Athens, TN on 6/28/20! The '06 Explosion went 6-1 on the weekend and miraculously battled from an initial bracket loss to the 2019 USA A National Champion '06 TN Heat to beat them twice in the finale to claim the Class A State Championship! Absolutely outstanding effort Heat and Explosion, we are extremely proud of your efforts and resolve! Enjoy your championship ladies!

 
2026 Explosion Crowned ISA 12u Class A World Series Champions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2026 Explosion who won the ISA 12u A World Series held in Cleveland, TN on 6/27/20-36/28/20! Going undefeated in pool play, the 2026 Explosion found themselves in the A Bracket and eventually in the Championship Game against the Chattanooga Arsenal eventually winning the final game 8-2! Great job Arsenal and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2025 Explosion Win ISA Class B 12u World Series Title PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2025 Explosion who are the ISA Class B World Series 12u Champions! The tournament was held in Cleveland, TN from 6/27/20-6/28/20! Outstanding job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'09 Explosion Finishes as ISA 10u Class A World Series Runner-up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who finished as the ISA 10u A World Series Runner-up! The '09 Explosion lost to the '09 Frost Falcons in the Championship of a loaded bracket! Great job ladies, we are so very proud of your efforts!

 
'07 Explosion Players Enjoy Same Game/1st Time Homeruns PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


A big shoutout to Izzie Tapp-Mulligan and Kate Mullins who both hit their first homeruns in their careers in the same game during the USA Wounded Warriors Tournament held in Pigeon Forge, TN on 6/27/20-6/28/20! Both Izzie and Kate play for the '07 Explosion who finished 4th out of 13 teams in the 12u age group! Great job ladies!

 
'07 Explosion Wins 14u Division of ISA World Series Warmup in Rockwood, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who played up winning the A Division of the 14u division of the ISA World Series Warm-up held in Rockwood, TN! The '07 Explosion ran the table and won the tournament championship out of a field of (8) 14u teams. The bats were on fire as the '07 Explosion bats were on fire as they outscored the opponents 30-2 on teh day. Special congratulations goes to Rianna Boone and Madison Mann who each pitched a no-hitter! Outstanding work ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'08 Explosion Wins FASA Tennessee State Championship in Pigeon Forge, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2026 Explosion who won the 12u A Division of the Pigeon Forge for FASA Smokey Mountain State Tournament this past weekend! Explosion battled from behind all weekend to remain undefeated against some very talented teams. In the championship game the 2026 Explosion faced Lake Cumberland Elite 07 however, the game was called due to rain in the bottom of 1st. Explosion finishes in 1st due to no losses in bracket play. Congratulations to both teams, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'09 Explosion Wins 10u Championship of ISA World Series Warm-up in Rockwood, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who won the 10u A Division of the ISA World Series Warm-up in Cleveland, TN on 6-20-20! The '09 Explosion went undefeated in the tournament! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
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2011 Explosion - Banks (12u)

Head Coach Cody Banks - (865) 556-6636 - cburch06@comcast.net

2011 Explosion Elite - Cooper (12u)

Head Coach Anthony Cooper - (865) 556-1792 - anthonycooper0707@gamail.com

2010 Explosion (13u)

Head Coach Ernie Montgomery - (865) 307-1758

Explosion Premier - Wolfgram (16u)

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

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Head Coach Mark Collier- (865) 591-2837 - markcollier013@yahoo.com

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Joe Birchfield - (865) 363-0728 - birchfieldj@earthlink.net

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