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Saturday 22 Jun 2024
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
2026 Explosion WIn 12u A Division Tournament Championship in Morristown, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Saturday September 21, 2019 Explosion 2026 travels to Morristown, TN to compete in the Autumn Breeze Classic in a 10 team bracket. After a slow start losing in pool play these girls regrouped and played the rest of the day undefeated in bracket play. They played all older girls yesterday in their true fashion playing from behind and coming out with a championship. Explosion 2026 competed against TN Bash 07 in a hard fought championship game in international tie breaker. Well played game by both teams. Good luck to all the teams yesterday on continued success for your upcoming fall season. We are so proud of these girls and their drive. Thank you to our parent, coaches and fans for your continued support.

 
'08 Explosion Finishes as 12u Runner-up in ISA Morristown, TN Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Explosion who finished as 12u Runner-up to the Knoxville Speed '07 at the ISA Tournament in Morristown, TN on 9-14-19! Great job Speed and '08 Explosion!

 
'02 Explosion Win USA Big Orange Fall Showcase 18u Division PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '02 Explosion who won the 18u division of the Big Orange College Fall Showcase held at Caswell Park in Knoxville, TN on 9/7/19 and 9/8/19! The '02 Explosion ran the table and finished the tournament with a 6-0 record in a tournament field that featured a total of 11 teams in the division. The '02 Explosion beat the Knockouts in the championship game 3-2 to end the tournament undefeated. Great job Knockouts and '02 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2022 Explosion Finish as USA Big Orange Fall Showcase 16u Runner-up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2022 Explosion who finished as the 16u Runner-up in the Big Orange Fall College Showcase held at Caswell Park in Knoxville, Tn on 9/7/19 and 9/8/19! The tournament featured a total of 11 teams in the 16u division. Going 5-1 in the tournament, the 2022 Explosion lost to the Tennessee Fury in the championship game. Great job Fury and 2022 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'10 Explosion finish 3rd in FASA 10u Division at Willow Creek PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


A big shoutout to the '10 Explosion who finished 3rd in the 10u division of the FASA Fall Brawl in K-Town Tournament held at Willow Creek Park in Knoxville, TN on 9-7-19! The force is strong with this bunch of players! Great job ladies, we are so proud of you and your efforts!

 
'09 Explosion Stays Red Hot in Fall 2019, Claims 10u FASA Championship in Rockwood, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who won the 10u Championship of the FASA Labor Day Classic in Rockwood, TN. On the day, the '09 Explosion went undefeated to claim the championship. The '09 Explosion has started the Fall 2019 Season with a strong runner-up finish and championship in 2 tournaments played thus far! Congratulations ladies we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2026 Explosion Debut Fall 2019 Season as 12u Runner-up in Crossville, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Explosion 2026 takes field for the first time Saturday as new team in ISA Volunteer Showdown in Crossville TN. Congratulations girls on showing up and playing against all older teams yesterday . After playing all day and falling into the loser bracket after losing by one run these girls battled back out of the losers bracket by 1 run to face Heartbreakers yet again in championship game. Battling to win that game and falling 2 runs short in a 2 inning shootout finishing 2nd in ISA Volunteer Showdown. Congratulations girls on awesome day for everyone.

 
High School Player Evaluations Scheduled for Explosion Select on Saturday, August 17 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Reminder: High School Explosion Select (2020-2023 Graduating Years) are holding player evaluations on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:30 am at BC Athletics, 2510 Solway Road.  All Explosion Players on Spring 2019/Fall 2019 Rosters are eligible for this exciting opportunity!  Explosion Select Team(s) will travel to 2 select national showcases in January and August of each playing year!  This team will be coached by the Explosion Select Coaching Staff of Joe Birchfield, Jason Holt, Payton Kneier and Sydnie Rogers!

 
HannahKate Singleton Signs NLI with Lee University, Becomes 21st Program Signee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Congratulations to HannahKate Singleton (Explosion Select) who has inked her offer to play for the Lee University Flames in Cleveland, TN! HannahKate is a 2019 graduate of Walker Valley High School and is not only a terrific softball player, but a gifted musician! We are so proud of you HK! HannahKate is our 21st college commitment and the 4th of the 2019 signing class!

 
The Knoxville Explosion Welcomes Coach Nichole Capo to Organization Coaching Roster PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

The Knoxville Explosion is excited to welcome our newest coach to the the coaching roster, Ms. Nichole Capo! Coach Capo is a former 4 year starter and graduate assistant coach for Bryan College in Dayton, TN! Coach Capo will join the '02 Explosion as an assistant coach starting in the Fall 2019. Welcome home Coach Capo!



 
The Knoxville Explosion Announces Organization-Wide Tryouts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


The Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Organization is pleased to announce our Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Tryouts! This is your exceptionally rare chance to join our player-development, family-oriented organization! In 2019, we had a player/family retention rate of 94.3%! Check us out at www.knoxvilleexplosion.com. Please check with our Coaching Contacts below for more information about individual team tryouts.

Explosion Select (18u) - No Current Openings

'01 Navy (18u) - Needs: Pitcher and Shortstop, Contact Head Coach Tim Baldridge at (865) 659-6016 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

'02 Explosion (18u) - No Current Openings

2022 Explosion (16u) - Needs: Pitcher, outfielder, Contact Co-Head Coach Ed Couvertier - (865) 548-8052 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Co-Head Coach Taylor Collier - (865) 469-5259 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a private tryout

'05 Explosion (14u) – A level Pitcher, 2 OF, Utility, Tryouts scheduled for 8/17 at 10 am at Hardin Valley High School - Contact Head Coach Shane Alvey - (865) 621-5200 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a private tryout

2K5 Explosion (14u) - SS, OF - Contact Head Coach Kevin McCord- (407) 619-7808 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a private tryout

'06 Explosion (13u) – No Current Openings

2024 Explosion (13u) - No Current Openings

2025 Explosion (12u) - No Current Openings

'07 Explosion (12u) - Needs:Catcher, Pitcher and UT/OF. Please contact Head Coach Scott Barnes- 865-387-3264 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it asap for a private tryout!

2026 Explosion (11u) - No Current Openings

'09 (10u) - No Current Openings

'10 Explosion (9u) - No Current Openings

8u Explosion - No Current Openings

 
The Knoxville Explosion Has Banner Year in Spring 2019! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   



 
Knoxville Explosion Adds Fonda Large as 2026 Explosion Head Coach PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   



 
'07 Explosion Wins 12u Gold Division of ISA Kickin Cancer Tournament in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who won the 12u Gold Division of the ISA Kickin Cancer Tournament held in Cleveland, TN on 7/27/19! The '07 Explosion went 4-0 on the day beating the Spirit in the Championship game. A big shoutout to Rianna who threw a no-hitter (Against Base Knox Reign) and Carly who ended up with not 1 but 2 walk-off homeruns in the tournament! Great job Spirit and '07 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2022 Explosion Finishes as USA Summer Sizzler 14u Runner-up in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2022 Explosion who finished as the 14u Runner-up in the USA Summer Sizzler in Johnson City, TN on 7/27/19! After dropping the 1st game in bracket play, the 2022 Explosion Caught fire winning 5 consecutive games and clawing their way back to the championship game and losing to the eventual tournament champs, SWVA Rampage 5-1. A big shoutout to Emma who pitched the 2022 Explosion to the championship game! Outstanding work Rampage and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Knoxville Explosion Wins USFA 12u Gold World Series Championship in Panama City, FL PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Huge shout out & Congratulations to our Knoxville #Explosion06 ladies! Our girls capped off their 12u season in one truly awesome fashion!

You're looking at your 2019 USFA World Series Champions! Our girls battled scorching heat all week in Panama City Beach, FL & fought their way through an extremely talented field of competition to capture the 12u crown.

Our division held 35+ very talented teams from throughout the US (from Ohio, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Oklahoma, & Tennessee).

Way to step up ladies and represent the state of Tennessee and the Knoxville Explosion Organization! Our coaches, parents, & organization couldn't be prouder of you! Congratulations on a major accomplishment. Coach is super proud of each of you!

Also, congratulations to the EC Bullets on their accomplishment as well. Great Organization and group of coaches and young ladies.

Lastly, Special Thanks to all of our Parents for their dedication to our girls and to our girls for all their hardwork and dedication this season!

 
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Coaches Contact Information

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

18u Explosion (16u)

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

Organization Chief

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

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