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Thursday 23 May 2019
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 13 teams (18u Select, '01 Navy, '02, '03, 2022, '05, 2K5, '06, 2024, '07, 2025, '08, and '09) that have a total of 165 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 Fastpitch Softball Organization 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 have passed a rigorous National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) background investigation and will be a certified Double Goal Coach through the Nationally-recognized Positive Coaching Alliance Organization.  Our organization has developed a written program and player fundamentals development road map that ensure the fundamentals of the game are properly taught.  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.  This will be demonstrated by our coaching staffs.  Knoxville Explosion Players are expected to honor and respect their coaches, parents, teammates, opponents and umpires.  Our players are also expected to achieve academic excellence 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 fastpitch softball.

 Joe Birchfield, Head Coach Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Organization Chief

 
'08 Explosion Wins 10u Championship in Eagleton PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Explosion who finished undefeated allowing zero runs in the Smoky Mountain Challenge held at Eagleton Park in Maryville, TN on 5/18/19. The '08 Explosion were in the winners bracket awaiting the remaining teams before mother nature ended the tournament with rain. Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Finish as 14u FASA Runner-up at Caswell Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion finished as runner-up playing up an age division in the 14u Division of the FASA Smoky Mountain Classic held at Caswell Park in Knoxville, TN on 5/18/19! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2025 Explosion Finish as 12u Runner-up in Caswell Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the 2025 Explosion who finished as the 12u FASA Smoky Mountain Classic held at Caswell Park in Knoxville, TN on 5/18/19! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'07 Explosion Seeks a Speedy Utility Player PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Attention '07 Parents, due to one of our players moving out of state, the '07 Explosion is seeking a speeding centerfielder to join an extremely talented team! If interested in a private tryout, please contact head coach Scott Barnes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (865) 387-3264 today!

 
'08 Explosion Wins 10u Championship in Rockwood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Explosion who won the 10u Championship in Rockwood, TN on 4-27-19! The '08 Explosion went 4-0 on the day and brought home 1st place, beating a very tough Heartbreakers team 6-5 in international tiebreaker to win the championship! So proud of these girls for their hard work and determination! Great job Heartbreakers and '08 Explosion!

 
2024 Explosion Finishes as 12u Runner-up In Next Generation Tournament in Pigeon Forge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Explosion who finished 2nd in the Next Generation Spring Championship in the Smokies in Pigeon Forge, TN on 4-28-19. Explosion 2024 displayed strong determination and heart by playing in 4 back to back games to make it to the Championship game on Sunday. A big shout out to Ellah Wheelon for her big grand slam homerun in the semi-final game! Congratulations to Heat 06 and Explosion 2024, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Finish 3rd in Loaded 12u National Qualifier in Spartanburg, SC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

A big shoutout to the '06 Explosion who finished 3rd in a loaded 12u National Qualifier in Spartanburg, SC at Tyger River! Great job ladies! We are very proud of your efforts!

 
Knoxville Explosion Welcomes Coach Lindsay Graves to '02 Explosion Coaching Staff PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 
2K5 Explosion Win 14u Division of ISA Tournament in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the 2K5 Explosion who won the 14u Division of the ISA Spring into Action Championship held in Cleveland, TN! Great work ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion win 12u ISA A Bracket Championship in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who won the 12u ISA A bracket of the Spring into Action tournament held in Cleveland, TN on 4/13/19! We are very proud of your efforts!

 
'07 Explosion Win 12u Championship at Nicholas Park in Knoxville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who won the 12u Division of the tournament held at Nicholas Park in Knoxville, TN on 4/13/19! The '07 Explosion beat the Outlaws to capture the tournament championship! Great job Outlaws and '07 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'08 Explosion Wins 10u USA Championship at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Explosion who won the 10u Division of the USA Dual on the Diamond tournament held in Johnson City, TN at Winged Deer Park on 4-13-19. The '08 Explosion beat the previously undefeated West Virginia 119 South Fastpitch (20-0) in both bracket and the championship to claim the title. A total of (17) 10u teams competed in this loaded tournament. Absolutely outstanding work West Virginia 119 South and '08 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'05 Explosion Wins USA A 14u National Qualifier in Pigeon Forge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '05 Explosion who won the USA A 14u National Qualifier in Pigeon Forge, TN on 4-7-19! The '05 Explosion were undefeated on the tournament but didn't get to play the championship due to Mother Nature's temper tantrum. Great job to the '05 Heat as well! We are very proud of your efforts ladies!

 
'06 Explosion Finish as USA A 12u Runner-up and Qualify for USA Nationals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who earned their berth to the USA A 12u Nationals in Normal, IL! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
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Important Numbers

'09 Explosion (9u)

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

'08 Explosion (10U)

Head Coach Brandon Alcorn - (865) 806-3460 - balcorn@cityofharriman.net 

Coach Kelly Griffith - (865) 216-0509 - krg414@aol.com 

'07 Explosion (10u)

Head Coach Scott Barnes- 865-387-3264sbarnes1100@gmail.com

2025 Explosion (11u)

Head Coach Amy Dorsett - 865-850-9100 - jadorset@aol.com

'06 Explosion (12u)

Head Coach Jason Darnell - 865-776-1351jdarnell@crackerbarrel.com

2024 Explosion (12u)

Head Coach Harold Lynn - (865) 228-8082 - tn02softball@gmail.com

2K5 Explosion (13u)

Head Coach Kevin McCord- (407) 619-7808 - klmccord@ymail.com 

'05 Explosion (13u)

Head Coach Shane Alvey - (865) 621-5200 - salvey10@aol.com

2022 Explosion (14u) 

Co-Head Coach Ed Couvertier - (865) 548-8052 - ecouver@gmail.com

Co-Head Coach Taylor Collier - (865) 469-5259 - iamtaylor3812@yahoo.com

'03 Explosion (15u)
Head Coach Scott Blankenship - (865) 388-9778 -
scottsequipment@hotmail.com

'02 Explosion (16u)

Head Coach Randy Mathis - (423) 618-3169

Coach Lindsay Graves - (727) 593-4839 - lgraves00.23@gmail.com 

'01 Explosion Navy (17u)

Head Coach Tim Baldridge - (865) 659-6016 - tbaldridge@garzalaw.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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