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Wednesday 21 Feb 2018
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
07 Explosion Finish as 10u Runner-up at SEAA Halloween Spooktacular Tournament at Willow Creek Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the 07 Explosion who finished as the 10u Runner-up in the 6th Annual SEAA Spookacular at Willow Creek Park on 10-22-16! A total of 10 teams were in this tournament division and the proceeds went to the Louisiana Flood Victims. The 07 Explosion lost to the 06 Havoc in the championship game, ending the tournament with a 3-2 record. Great job Havoc and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Knoxville Explosion Welcomes 13th Team and Sister Organization, Gulf Coast Explosion! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


We would like to welcome our 13th team to the organization, the 12u Gulf Coast Explosion in Milton Florida! This is our sister organization that launched in August 2016. We will be holding joint camps in the coming year as well as hopefully hosting some of these players in our Knoxville Homes for future tournaments! This is something new that we are trying to give players that live on the coast an opportunity to play and see our beautiful Appalachian Mountains while players in Tennessee would have the opportunity to play at the beach! We are honored and blessed to have the Gulf Coast Explosion as part of the family! Welcome home girls!

 
08 Explosion Finish as 8u Runner-up in East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 08 Explosion who finished as the runner-up in the 8u division of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Tournament held at Caswell Park on 10/15-10/16/16 in Knoxville! The tournament field featured 5 teams. The Explosion lost in the championship game to the 08 Heat, great job Heat and Explosion! This is the first tournament of the year for the 08 Explosion and we are very proud of your efforts!

 
04 Explosion Win ASA Play for the Cure Tournament in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 04 Explosion who won the 12u Division of the ASA Play for the Cure Tournament held at Winged Deer Park on 10-1-16! The tournament featured a split tournament field of 20 teams in which the 04 Explosion went undefeated in the Red division beating the 03/04 SWAT 3-0 in the championship game! Great job SWAT and Explosion! For the tournament the 04 Explosion outscored the competition 40-2 with excellent pitching and defense! We are very proud of your efforts and it was for a great cause!

 
Explosion Select Finish 3rd in Under Armour Midwest Showcase in Bowling Green, KY PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the Explosion Select who finished a strong 3rd place in the 18u Division of the Under Armour National Showcase in Bowling Green, Kentucky on 9/24/16-9/25/16! After a thrilling win over the Kane County Xplosion out of Chicago, IL, the Select fell 4-0 to the Music City Premier, the eventual tournament champion. Great pitching performances were turned in by Mariah Foxworth, Maggie Savage, Hailey Byington, Ariel Holt and Emma Seagrave with excellent catching performances by Arielle Tritt and Alex Kouvarakis. The tournament hot bats were led by Kelsey Birchfield (.533 Avg) and Taylor Campbell (.400 avg and 8 RBIs). Outstanding defensive performances were turned in by Hailey Byington, Krystin Cantrell, Jerica Ensley, Kelci Cantrell and a game saving double play by Sydney Birchfield. Great job Select, we are very proud of your efforts on the big stage! Prayers sent to Bug Campbell who sustained a near miss ankle break in a quarter final win over the Kane County Xplosion.

 
Explosion Select's Mariah Foxworth Commits to Division II Southern Wesleyan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Commitment Alert! Congratulations to the Explosion Select's very own Mariah Foxworth (Asheville, NC) who has committed to play college softball at Division II Southern Wesleyan in Central, South Carolina! Great job Mariah, we are so proud of your efforts on and off of the field! Here is a link to the North Carolina News Article profiling Mariah! http://www.citizen-times.com/…/foxworth-southern-…/90727770/

 
04 Explosion Captures ISA 12u Championship in Crossville TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 04 Explosion who won the 12u Division of the ISA Softball Tournament Held in Crossville, TN on 9/17/16! Great job everyone, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Knoxville Explosion Announces Organization-wide Tryouts for Fall 2016! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Attention Prospective Players and Parents! The Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Organization is announcing organization-wide tryouts for our various teams! The following openings are available for specific teams and specific needs are listed. If you are interested in attending tryouts or speaking with our coaches regarding the posted openings, please feel free to contact the specific coach!

Explosion Select (18u) - No openings available at this time

99 Explosion Select (18u) - No openings available at this time

00 Explosion (16u) - 3-4 openings, Pitchers and all around players are needed, Contact Head Coach David Shoemaker at (865) 803-5807 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a private tryout

01 Explosion (15u) - 1 opening for a utility player, contact Head Coach Darren - (865) 388-1401 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a private tryout

01 Explosion Navy (15u) - No openings available at this time

02 Explosion (14u) - No openings available at this time

03 Explosion (13u) - No openings available at this time

04 Explosion (12u) - No openings available at this time

05 Explosion (11u) - No openings available at this time

06 Explosion (10u) - No openings available at this time

07 Explosion (9u) - No openings available at this time

08/09 Explosion (8u) - No openings available at this time

Come and be part of the family! Our organization has a proven track record developing softball players the right way, on and off of the field! Based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, our organization has over 150 players from 3 to 6 hours away from the Knoxville area including Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama! If you are interested in our one of a kind program, please visit us at www.knoxvilleexplosion.com 

 

 
04 Explosion Finish 2016 Spring Season as 12u ASA Summer Sizzler Runner-up in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the 04 Explosion who finished as the 12u runner-up in the ASA Summer Sizzler Tournamnt held in Johnson City, TN at Ridgeview Park on 7-22-16! The 04 Explosion battled older teams and blazing heat to the championship eventually losing 1-0 to the 03 Dirt Dawgs. The 04 Explosion finished the championship game with only 8 players due to a broken ankle sustained by the 04 Explosion 1st Baseman Mackenzie Babb. Way to go girls, absolutely stellar effort making it to the championship down 1 player! Please pray for a speedy recovery for Mackenzie Babb! We love you kiddo!

 
01 Explosion win Cookeville College Exposure Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 01 Explosion who won the Cookeville College Exposure Championship held in Cookeville, TN on 7/9/16-7/11/16! The 01 Explosion beat the MC Heat in the Championship game 1-0! Great job Heat and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
02 Explosion win 14u TSFA Southern National Championship! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 02 Explosion who were crowned the 14u TSFA Southern National Champions in Ringgold, Georgia on 7-9-16! The 02 Explosion beat the Georgia Flames in a late night offensive explosion 10-2 to win the 2016 TSFA Tri-State Southern Nationals going 5-0 in the tournament! The hot summer day can be summed up with one word: Team! Everyone battled for each other with diving catches, hustle, and solid field play to lead a defensive performance that only gave up 6 runs on the entire day. Strong pitching performances by Bailey Myers, Baylee Cox, and Talley Shipley were on full display every game, late into the night. On offense, Devon Weller led the day by batting .875 and connecting with timely hits. The coaches are extremely proud of the effort of every girl that came together, as one Team!

 
04 Explosion Win 12u Class B ISA World Series in Chattanooga, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 04 Explosion who won the ISA 12u Class B World Series at the Summit of Softball in Chattanooga, TN on 7-10-16! The 04 Explosion went undefeated in the tournament! Outstanding job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
06 Explosion Win 10u SEAA Tournament Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the 06 Explosion who won the 10u division of the SEAA tournament held at Badgett tournament on 7-8-16! The 06 Explosion went 5-0 in the tournament and beat the 05 323 in the championship game! Great job 323 and 06 Explosion!

 
03 Explosion Finishes 3rd in the 12u ISA A World Series in Chattanooga, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the 03 Explosion who finished a strong third in the 12u ISA A World Series held at the Summit of Softball in Chattanooga, TN 7/8/16-7/11/16! The 03 Explosion went 5 and 4 in the tournament. The teams playing in A bracket included the Legends 04, Pirates Thunder Red, Force Elite, Pinnellas Park Warriors, Cleveland Stars, Knockouts, Vengeance, and Twisters. The Explosion fell to the Cleveland stars (Champions) in the second game in bracket play and won the next 3 games to face a very good Chattanooga Force Elite who finished runner up in the World Series. Great Job Girls, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2016 Explosion Graduating Class Closes out a USSSA Tennessee Exposure Tournament in Murfreesboro, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

It is with a heavy, but full heart that the 2016 season has closed at the TN Exposure Showcase in Murfreesboro for our 2016 graduating class. Our entire graduating class has signed and will begin their college careers next month. Thank you Abby Swilley, Madison Owens, Morgan Stapleton and Payton Kneier for your relentless commitment to our program, representing us the right way on and off of the field and all of the wonderful memories that each of you have given me. I love each and every one of you and wish you all nothing but the best in College! ‪#‎loveourexplosionselectgraduates

 
03 Explosion Win 12u Platinum Division of ASA Kings Island Showdown in Cincinnati, OH PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the 03 Explosion who won the 12u Platinum Division of the ASA Kings Island Showdown in Cincinnati, OH on 6-26-16! The Explosion smashed the ball, outscoring the competition 91-15 and won the Platinum Division with 14 teams from Detroit, MI, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky playing in the tournament. The Explosion had 10 home runs and 79 RBIs. We had exceptional pitching and defense
throughout the entire tournament. Way to go 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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