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Wednesday 21 Nov 2018
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
Knoxville Explosion Mission Statement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

The Knoxville Explosion Fast Pitch Softball Club 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 will be a certified Double Goal Coach through the Nationally-recognized Positive Coaching Alliance Organization.  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.  Knoxville Explosion Players are expected to honor and respect their coaches, parents, team mates, opponents and umpires.  Our players are also expected to do their very best 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 fast pitch softball.

 Joe Birchfield, Head Coach Knoxville Explosion Fastpitch Organization Chief

 
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 14 teams (18u Select, '01 Navy, '02, '03, '04, '05, 2K5, '06, 2024, '07, 2025, '08, '09 and 8u) 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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'02 Explosion Wins 16u Scenic City Showcase Bracket PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '02 Explosion who won their bracket of the 16u Scenic City College Showcase on 11/2/18-11/3/18 in Dalton, GA! The '02 Explosion battled a strong bracket to beat Texas Glory (GA) 6-2 in the semifinals and Madison Mayhem 5-0 in the championship. The total Team effort included outstanding pitching with strong defense and hitting. Congratulations to Madison Mayhem and '02 Explosion! Absolutely outstanding efforts ladies, we are very proud of you!

 
'05 Explosion Finishes as ISA Halloween Havoc 14u A Bracket Runner-up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '05 Explosion who finished as the 14u ISA Halloween Havoc A Bracket Runner-up on 11/3/18 in Cleveland, TN! The '05 Explosion were undefeated until the Championship Game, losing an absolute heartbreaker in international innings 1-0 to the '04 Twisters. Down 3-0, Gracie Gray came up with bases loaded and hit a GRAND SLAM shot that went into the trees, estimated at 280ft plus! But the Twisters answered with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning to take the championship 5-4. After 2 playoff innings, the Twisters pulled out the victory 1-0 at 1:00 am. Great effort Twisters and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
2024 Explosion Finishes as ISA Halloween Havoc 12u A Bracket Runner-up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Explosion who finished as the 12u ISA Halloween Havoc A Bracket Runner-up in Cleveland, TN! The Explosion 2024 battled the cold weather and a strong bracket to finish runner-up in a close 0-1 “If” game. Congratulations to Chattanooga Force and Explosion 2024!

 
'08 Explosion Finish as ISA 10u A Bracket Halloween Havoc Runner-up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '08 Explosion who finished as the ISA 10u A Bracket Halloween Havoc Runner-up on 11/3/18 in Cleveland, TN! Going 4-2 on the day, the '08 Explosion lost a heartbreaker in international tie-breaker lasting roughly 2 hours in the bitter cold. In addition, the '08 Explosion won the team costume contest winning 50 boneless wings from Buffalo Wild Wings! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'02 Explosion Go Undefeated in USA Eastern Elite Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who went undefeated in the USA Eastern Elite Showcase held at Warner Park on 10/27/18-10/28/18 in Chattanooga, TN! The '04 Explosion went 4-0 outscoring their opponents 38-8! Congrats to Abby #21, Felicity #29, and Kenzie #23 all hitting Homeruns and to Hanna #24 for pitching a perfect game this weekend!! Absolutely outstanding efforts ladies, we are extremely proud of your efforts!

 
Explosion Select Players Ariel Holt and Jarica Ensley Commit to Bryan College PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Commitment Alert! Congratulations to Explosion Select Players Ariel Holt and Jarica Ensley (Cocke County High School) who have committed to play their college softball careers at Bryan College in Dayton, TN! Not only are these 2 very talented players, they are great students, leaders and teammates. We are exceptionally proud of your efforts ladies! Ariel and Jarica become our 3rd commitment of the 2019 signing class!

 
Explosion Select Player Hailey Byington Awarded Softball Scholarship to D1 Radford University PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Congratulations to Explosion Select Pitcher Hailey Byington who has been awarded a softball scholarship to play for D1 Radford University in Radford, VA! Hailey is a very talented softball pitcher, as well as a great person. She is loved by all of her teammates and is a leader in the dugout. Even more impressively, Hailey is a competitive dancer, competitive band musician and future softball coach! We are very proud of you Hailey and know that you will be successful in all of your on and off the field endeavors!

 
2024 Explosion Win 12u ISA Tournament Championship in Crossville, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 2024 Explosion who went undefeated in the A bracket on a very cold day to win the 12u division of the ISA Fall Classic in Crossville, TN. It was a total Team effort in all aspects of the game to outscore opponents 35-1. Congratulations to Jade Brooks for her first out of the park homerun! Congratulations to Team Tennessee 2k6 and Explosion 2024!

 
'04 Explosion Finishes as 14u Runnerup in Asheville, NC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Explosion who finished as the 14u Runner-up in a tournament in Asheville, NC on 10-20-18! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'07 Explosion Wins FASA 12u A Division Championship in Rockwood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 07 Explosion who won the 12u A Division of the FASA tournament held in Rockwood, TN on 10/13/18! The tournament featured a total of 10 teams. The 07 Explosion went 3-0 on the day adn beat the Spirit 3-1 in the Championship Game. Great job Spirit and Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion finish as 12u ISA A Fall World Series Runner-up in Chattanooga PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the 06 Explosion who finished as the ISA 12u A Division Fall World Series Runner-up! The 06 Explosion finished as runner-up to the Tennessee Fury. The tournament featured 13 teams and was held at the Summit of Softball in Chattanooga, TN on 10/13/18-10/14/18. Congratulations to both the Fury and 06 Explosion on your efforts, we are very proud of you!

 
Explosion Select Wins 18u Division of USA 18u Pink Out Tournament in Spartanburg, SC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the Explosion Select who won the 18u Division of the USA Select Pink Out Tournament in Spartanburg South Carolina! Battling a stacked 15 team field and wilting heat, the Explosion Select went 6-2 winning 3 games in international tie breakers. Avenging an earlier loss to the Spartanburg Stars in international tie breaker, the Select bats came alive and won the championship game 12-6 and the playoff "if" inning 4-3 after starting the inning down 3-0. ... A huge shout out to Ariel Holt who finished as the tournament MVP going 4-0 on the rubber and blasting a late inning 2-run homerun victory over the Carolina Cardinals. Both Kelsey Woods and Ariel Holt were a great pitching duo and homeruns were posted by Ariel Holt, Jarica Ensley, Kaylee Cox and Hannahkate Singleton. This tournament victory was a true team effort with great pitching, exceptional defense and timely hitting, absolutely outstanding effort ladies!

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



Atomic Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who won the 12u A ISA Fall State Championship held in Cleveland, TN on 9-15-18! Outstanding job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'07 Explosion Crowned 12u Champs at Southern Southball Invitational in Knoxville, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 07 Explosion who finished as the 12u Champ in the Southern Softball Invitational held at Holston Ball Park in Knoxville, TN on 9-15-18. The 07 Explosion went 4-1 on the day including a thrilling 2-1 victory in the international tiebreaker game! We are very proud of your efforts ladies!

 
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8u Explosion (7u & 8u)

Head Coach Angelica McClerkin - (615) 556-0996 - Coach.mac@yahoo.com

'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

Assistant 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

'04 Explosion (14u) 

Head Coach BJ Henderson - (865) 389-3777  - bj23henderson@gmail.com

Coach Pemberton - mandi3pemberton@gmail.com

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

'02 Explosion (16u)

Head Coach Keith Gray - (865) 323-7249 - KGray@utmck.edu

'01 Explosion Navy (17u)

Head Coach Tim Baldridge - (865) 659-6016 - tim@hotzlaw.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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