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Saturday 22 Jun 2024
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
The Knoxville Explosion is the Only Organization to not only compete but capture 2 different Age Group Championships in Big Orange Showcase History PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Thank you players, parents, and coaches for making this such a special tournament! WOW!

 
2024 Explosion Plays up an Age Division and Captures 16u USA Big Orange Showcase Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Knoxville Explosion who played up an age group and ran the table, going 7-0 to capture the 16u Championship of the 2021 Big Orange Showcase held in Knoxville, TN from July 15-18, 2021! The championship game was played at the University of Tennessee Sherri Lee Parker Stadium. Outstanding efforts ladies, we are very proud of your accomplishments!

 
'07 Explosion WIns 14u Championship of USA Big Orange Showcase in Knoxville, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Knoxville Explosion who went 5-1 to capture the 14u Championship of the 2021 Big Orange Showcase held in Knoxville, TN from July 15-18, 2021! The championship game was held at the University of Tennessee Sherri Lee Parker Stadium. Outstanding efforts ladies, we are very proud of your accomplishments!

 
Knoxville Explosion Welcomes New Team and Coaching Staff to the 2011 Explosion Prime PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   






The Knoxville Explosion is excited to Welcome our newest addition to the Explosion Organization Team Roster, the 2011 Explosion Prime! Formerly the 2011 Meigs County Velocity, our newest edition will be Coached by Tim Meadows (Head Coach), Allen Meadows (Assistant Coach) and Cindy Hampton (Assistant Coach). Our newest coaching staff has multiple years of experience and we are very honored to have them as part of our family! Welcome aboard everyone!

 
'09 Finish a Strong 3rd Place in 12u A Division of ISA World Series in Chattanooga, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


A big shoutout to the '09 Explosion for finishing a strong 3rd place in the 12u A Bracket of the ISA World Series held at the Summit of Softball in Chattanooga, TN from July 9-11, 2021! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2025 Explosion Wins ISA 14u World Series Title in Chattanooga, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 2025 Explosion for Winning the 14u ISA World Series Championship held at the Summit of Softball in Chattanooga from July 9-11, 2021! This is the first world series/national championship title of the 2021 Spring Season for the organization! We are so very proud of your efforts ladies!!! Great job!

 
2014 Explosion Announces Open Tryouts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Attention 2014 Parents! The 2014 Explosion is holding open tryouts for the Summer/Fall 2021 Team! The team is in search of a catcher and utility player. For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact our Head Coach Marshall Brakebill - (865) 748-0000 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Come and join our ever expanding family! Our organization was found in 2005 and have won over 21 Tennessee State and 9 National/World Series Titles! We utilize state of the art training equipment and have coaches who are NCSI background checked, Positive Coaching Alliance-certified double goal coaches. Come and see what we have to offer at www.knoxvilleexplosion.com
 
Important Info about our Organization PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


The Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Softball Organization does not charge it's players or their family members for being part of our organization? We are a non-profit entity registered with the IRS and pride ourselves on utilizing volunteer coaches to keep quality travel fastpitch softball as low as possible! 100% of all funds collected and raised for each of it's member teams reside with the team that raises those funds. Our organization expenses are covered by our wonderful sponsors who share our vision of Paying it Forward! Consider this when evaluating spending thousands of dollars to play for your next team!

 
2022 Explosion Team Announces Tryouts for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Attention 2022-2024 Graduating Players, the Knoxville Explosion is forming a new 18u competitive team, the 2022 Knoxville Explosion. This is a startup team that will carry 12 players and will be coached by our newest Head Coach, Bradley Logan. Coach Logan comes to the Knoxville Explosion from Oklahoma and is a true independent coach without a player on the team. The team will hold it's second tryout this Sunday, July 25th from 1 pm to 3 pm at Eaton Ruritan Park, 4293 Ruritan Road, Lenior City, TN 37771. All positions are open and everyone will be honestly evaluated for their position on this team. If you are interested in joining this team and our organization, please contact Coach Logan at (615) 398-9290 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Come and join our family! We have a one of a kind program that has resulted in 31 players signing with 17 different schools in 7 states. We offer a recruiting program tailored to your players academic goals, competitive travel schedule, state of the art equipment, software and top notch organization support that will properly develop your player! Prospective players are expected to maintain an excellent academic status, support community outreach efforts (Children's Hospital, Food Pantry Donations, etc.). We care about your player not only on the field but off the field as well. Check out what we have to offer at www.knoxvilleexplosion.com! Call Today for this exciting opportunity!
 
Knoxville Explosion Seeks 2012 Head Coach for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   
The Knoxville Explosion Organization is seeking a new Head Coach for the 2012 Explosion (Rising 9u) for the fall 2021 season. Due to family commitments, our current head coach, Angela Johnson is stepping down. We wish her all of the best in future family endeavors and are very grateful for her 2 years of volunteer service!
If interested, please contact Organization Chief, Joe Birchfield at (865) 363-0728 for an interview. Candidates (Male or Female) must have softball coaching experience and be able to pass a National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) background check and become a Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) certified double-goal coach. These activities will be paid for by the organization. This is a unpaid, volunteer coaching opportunity to help mold and develop the next generation of fastpitch softball players.
We offer several state of the art tools, equipment, computer software and the necessary organizational support to help develop your coaching skills, as well as your players! Check out what we have to offer at www.knoxvilleexplosion.com! Call Joe Birchfield today!
 
'09 Explosion Wins 12u Silver Bracket Championship of K-Town Showdown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Knoxville Explosion who won the 12u Silver Bracket Division of the NSA K-Town Showdown held at Badgett Park in Knoxville, TN on 6/26/21! Great job ladies, we are very proud of you!

 
Explosion X wins USA Silver Bracket Tennessee State Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the Explosion X who won the USA B Tennessee Silver Division State/Wounded Warriors Benefit Championship! Outstanding work ladies, we are very proud of you! With this win, this is the Knoxville Explosion's 4th Tennessee State Championship of the Spring!

 
2011 Explosion Finishes as 10u Runner-up in NSA K-Town Showdown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Great day of softball Saturday yesterday came home with 2nd place NSA K Town Showdown. These girls battled hard all day playing 7 games 4-2-1 on the day. Great defense, they hit the ball well and pitching was great!
Game 1 vs Bats 2028 tied 2-2
Game 2 vs Meigs Courty Velocity won 9-1
Game 3 vs Team TN 2010 lost 7-0
Game 4 vs Concord Stars won 4-2
Game 5 vs Bats 2028 won 5-4
Game 6 vs Crush won 5-1
Game 7 vs Team TN 2010 lost 12-0
 
Knoxville Explosion Welcomes New 2022 Explosion Head Coach Brad Logan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


The Knoxville Explosion is proud to announce that we are forming a new High School Age Team and that our Head Coach is Bradley Logan. Coach Logan comes to the Explosion from Oklahoma and has extensive experience as a head coach of High School Players. He is a leader in his business area as the Head of Procurement and Purchasing for Cellular Sales. Check out his Bio and Coaching Philosophy below! Welcome to the organization Coach Logan and watch for a tryout announcement very soon for this team. This is a startup team and will carry 12 players. All positions are open to evaluation and selection. Sophomores (2024), Juniors (2023) and Seniors (2022) are encouraged to tryout for this team!

 
Rain Creates Havoc, Explosion Select finish as USA Gold Bracket B Tennessee State Runner-up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the Explosion Select who finished as the Runner-up in the 18u Gold Division of the USA Tennessee B State Championship/Wounded Warriors Benefit from 6/25/21-6/27/21. In a rain shortened event, the Select were in the process of playing the Georgia Elite Venom in the Winner's Bracket Final when a torrential rain storm came and flooded the field, essentially ending the tournament. The Select lost the overall runs allowed battle 5-4 to the Elite. Great job Elite and Select, we are very proud of your efforts!
For the tournament, the Select was led by Stacie Mills (.833 BA), Alexis Folts (.714 BA), Olivia Mahoney (.667 BA) and Tori Coffman who hit a huge 3-Run Home Run in the Semi-Final Game against the BC Pride (Southern New York/Northern Pennsylvania). Pitching was led by a no hitter against the Mokena Blast (Chicago, IL) and recorded a total of 24 Ks in 9.1 innings pitched. Great job ladies, we are very proud of you efforts and your continued development!
Also a shoutout to Missy Jones of USA Softball, her support staff and umpires as they did a great job of attracting top teams from all over the US to play in this tournament including (18) 18u teams in older division. We really appreciate your efforts with this tournament!
 
Explosion Select Finishes a Strong 3rd in Milligan Showcase in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   
A big shoutout to the 18u Explosion Select who finished a strong 3rd in a loaded 18u/16u 17-Team Division of the Milligan Showcase held at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City, TN on 6/19/21-6/20/21! After finishing pool play 3-0, the Select went 2-1 in Bracket play, eventually losing to an excellent Southern GA Power 3-0. The TN Fury and Southern Power squared off in the Championship game with the Fury winning the overall championship. Great job Fury and Power!
For the tournament, Lillie Cox (3-0) and Tori Coffman (2-1) were outstanding, posting a combined 1.21 Earned Run Average with Tori Coffman notching 23 Ks in 11.1 innings pitched in the circle. Defensively, the Explosion Select was led by outstanding plays from Reese Waltman. The Select Offense was paced by Stacie Mills (.667 batting average) and Alexis Folts (.400) who drilled a game winning 2-RBI single up the middle against the VA Firecrackers as time expired. Overall, this was an excellent effort for the Select, great job ladies we are very proud of you! Keep improving!
 
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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

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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