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Monday 21 Apr 2014
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 11 teams (16u Select, 16u Developmental, '99 Spring, '99 Summer, '00, '01, '02, 12u Blue, '03, '04 and '05) that have a total of 130 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 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 Fast Pitch Organization Chief

 
'99 Explosion Spring Wins WFC Bunny Hop Clash at Badgett Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the '99 Knoxville Explosion Spring Team who won the WFC Bunny Hop Clash at Badgett Park in Knoxville on Saturday, 4/19/14!  The Explosion went 4-0, not allowing a run during the tournament and winning the championship over the RBI Extreme 4-0.  Great job Extreme and '99 Explosion!  Next up, a significant challenge for 4 of the Knoxville Explosion Teams as the '99 Spring, '00, '02 and '04 Explosion travel to Spartanburg, South Carolina to play in the ASA Diamond World Series National Qualifier.  This tournament is completely sold out and will feature 54 teams from Virginia, South Caroloina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.  This tournament will be played at the beautiful Tyger River Softball Complex and is one of the finest venues in the South Eastern US!  We are excited and honored to play in this prestigious event and look forward to meeting some great competition and the opportunity to make new friends along the way! 

 
'05 Explosion Takes 8u Bunny Hop Championship in Rockwood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the '05 Knoxville Explosion who won the 8u Bunny Hop tournament in Rockwood, TN on Saturday 4/19/14!  The '05 Explosion went undefeated and captured the 8u division championship!  Great job girls, keep up the good work!

 
2020 Explosion Finishes as 12u Runnerup in ASA Cleveland Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the 2020 Explosion who finished a strong Runnerup in the 12u ASA Cleveland Easter Tournament held at Bradley County Industrial Park on Saturday, 4/19/14.  The 2020 Explosion lost a close one to the Cleveland Nitro in the Championship Game 9-7.  Great job Nitro and 2020 Explosion!!

 
'00 Explosion Crowned 14u ISA Old Stage Printing Classic Champs in Morristown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Congratulations to the '00 Knoxville Explosion who won the 14u division of the ISA Old Stage Printing Classic in Morristown, TN from 4-12-14 to 4-13-14! The '00 Explosion went undefeated throughout the tournament and beat the '99 TN Sting Elite 7-2 in the Championship Game! Great job girls, we are all very proud of your efforts!!!

 
'02 Explosion Take 12u ISA Old Stage Printing Classic Championship in Morristown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the '02 Knoxville Explosion who won the 12u division of the ISA Old Stage Printing Classic in Morristown, TN from 4-12-14 to 4-13-14! The '02 Explosion outscored the competition 43-0 before running into a hot hitt...ing Knockouts team that had the Explosion down by 7 runs going into the final at bat. In dramatic fashion, the Explosion staged a furious rally to even the score and win the Championship game in international run rule to stay undefeated in the tournament! WOW!! Great job ladies, we are all very proud of your efforts!!

 
'05 Explosion Take 8u ISA Old Stage Printing Classic Championship in Morristown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the '05 Knoxville Explosion who won the 8u division of the ISA Old Stage Printing Classic in Morristown, TN on 4-12-14! The '05 Explosion went 5-0 beating the Knockouts in the Championship Game! Nice job ladies! We are all very proud of your efforts!

 
'04 Explosion finishes as Runnerup in USFA Tournament at Bower Field PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the '04 Knoxville Explosion who finished as runner up in the 10u division at the USFA tournament held at Bower Field on 4-12-14! The '04 Explosion lost a close one to the '03 Maryville Wildcats 3-2. Great job Wildcats and '04 Explosion! We are all very proud of your effort!

 
2020 Explosion Takes 3rd in ISA Old Stage Printing Classic 12u Division in Morristown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Congratulations to the 2020 Explosion who finished a strong 3rd place in the 12u division of the ISA Old Stage Printing Classic in Morristown from 4-12-14 to 4-13-14! Great job Coach Tim and Explosion, we are super proud of each and everyone of the players!

 
'99 Knoxville Explosion Wins 88 Stitches 14u Championship in Athens, Tn PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! Congratulations to the '99 Knoxville Explosion who won the 14u division of the 88 stitches tournament in Athens Tn on Saturday, April 5! The '99 Explosion Spring team beat a strong tournament field that included the Chattanooga Rage..., Chattanooga Voodoo, Tennessee Impact, '99 TN Blast and Thunderstixx. The '99 Explosion went undefeated throughout the tournament and got great pitching from Makayla Cyzick and Sydney Birchfield as well as strong hitting performances from Maddie Sickau, Emily Spry and Emelia Yelencich! Great job Blast and '99 Explosion! Keep working ladies, it is paying off!

 
'01 Knoxville Explosion Takes 14u Championship in USFA Tournament at Fountain City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Explosion 01 played up in the 14u division on Saturday, April 5th in the USFA Chicks with Stixx Tournament in Knoxville. The 8 team bracket was a two pool double format. After earning the one seed & first round bye in pool play, Explosion s...wept bracket play by defeating the Lady Bombers & Maryville Magic to set up the championship game with the Union County Storm. 12u Explosion 01 earned the 14u championship by defeating the Storm 5-2 in a hard fought contest by both clubs. On the day, Explosion outscored the competition 44-7. Great job ladies!

 
'03 Knoxville Explosion Finish as Runnerup in the 10u Division of 88 Stitches Tournament in Athens! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '03 Knoxville Explosion who finished as runnerup in the 88 Stitches Tournament in Athens, TN on Saturday, April 5, 2014! The '03 Explosion lost a thrilling championship and if necessary game in international tie breaker innings at 2:30 in the morning to the TN Heat. WOW!! The tournament field included some of the best 10u teams from Knoxville, Athens and Chattanooga! Great job Heat and '03 Explosion!

 
'04 Knoxville Explosion Finishes as 10u Runnerup in Johnson City ASA Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '04 Knoxville Explosion who finished as runnerup in the ASA March Madness Frenzy 10u division on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Johnson City Tn. The '04 Explosion lost to the Carolina Knockouts in the Championship Game that included a field of 8 teams from Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. Great job Knockouts and Explosion!!!!

 
Grace Christian Academy to Host Raven Chavanne Benefit on April 26, 2014! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Grace Christian Academy


2ND ANNUAL


CHAMPIONS DINNER & AUCTION

 Featuring Guest Speaker


RAVEN CHAVANNE


April 26, 2014


5:00-8:00 p.m.


At GCA’s Cullum Hall


Contact Coach Brett Ellison at 865-389-2478 for more information!


Sponsored by: Grace Christian Academy High School Softball

 
99 Explosion Spring Wins Dr. Ks Breaking out the Bats Tournament at Badgett Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to the '99 Knoxville Explosion Spring Team who went 6-1 to capture the Dr. K's Breaking out the Bats 14u Tournament Championship held at Badgett Park on Saturday, March 22, 2014!  The tournament field featured a total of 6 teams that included the '99 Tennessee Twisters Spring Team, Maryville Wildcats, Maryville Knockouts, Thunderstixx and Mud Mafia.  After dropping the very first game in bracket play, the '99 Explosion Spring team won 5 consecutive games back to back including the championship and thrilling if necessary playoff inning against a great '99 Tennessee Twisters Spring team 5-0.  Great job to everyone including our close friends the Tennessee Twisters who are a class act!  Continue to work hard and get better girls!


 
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8u Explosion

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

'04 Explosion

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

Coach Neal - (865) 466-9208

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

12u Explosion 2020

Head Coach Tim - (865) 659-6016

Coach Randy - (865) 803-4944 - rbraden@downeyoil.com

Coach Robert - (256) 499-2319

'02 Explosion

Head Coach Brad - (865) 254-5035 - sbyoung5@tds.net 

Coach Derrick- (865) 964-1167 - ryleeg@bellsouth.net 

'01 Explosion
Head Coach Craig - (865) 306-4236 - webb306@bellsouth.net

Coach Matt - (865) 604-9153 - lafowler123@comcast.net

Coach Jay - (865) 247-2499

'00 Explosion 
Head Coach Ken - (865) 389-8811 - ken.tuggle@rmetro.com

'99 Explosion (Spring and Summer) 
Head Coach Joe - (865) 363-0728 - birchfieldj@earthlink.net

Coach Jack - (865) 250-2467 - jamuncy@tva.gov

Coach Carl - (865) 388-6898 - carlj151@comcast.net

Coach Jeff - (865) 292-5278 - jsickau@att.net

Coach George - (931) 252-5392 -

georgewseagrave@gmail.com

16u Explosion

Head Coach Lydia - (865) 323-6826 - gunnsfastpitch@gmail.com

16u Explosion Select

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

Coach Randy - (865) 661-2882 - randyhickman40@gmail.com

Coach Josh - (276) 389-8273 - pudgevols@gmail.com

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