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Wednesday 20 Sep 2017
Knoxville Explosion! - Here Comes the Boom!
'99 Explosion Ends 2017 Spring Season with 18u USA Tournament Championship at Willow Creek amid Rain PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the 99 Explosion who won the USA 18u Tournament Championship held at Willow Creek in Knoxville, TN on 7/8/17! The '99 Explosion went 3-0 before torrential flooding occurred leaving 4 undefeated teams of which the Explosion won on run differential and runs allowed. In spite of the rain, we had a great time and this was the final tournament for the '99 Explosion of the Spring 2017! A big shoutout to our homerun hitters Maggie Savage and Morgan Stapleton as well as our outstanding pitching performances from Maggie Savage, Emma Seagrave and Natalie Johnson. We also want to recognize our departing seniors Maggie Savage, Emma Seagrave, Delaney Weller and Tori Ogle! It has been a joy and pleasure to coach such great players and representatives of this organization. Good luck in all of your endeavors ladies, we are very proud of you!

 
Explosion Select Wins USA 18u Firecracker Classic Red Division in Johnson City on 7/1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

Boom! The Explosion Select won the 18u Red Division of the Firecracker Classic held at Ridgeview Park on July 1 in Johnson City, TN! After going 3-0, the weather turned nasty and the tournament was decided by a coin flip for the remaining 2 undefeated teams. The Explosion Select won the flip against the Tennessee Impact. Great job everyone, we are proud of your efforts!

 
'99 Explosion Performs well at USA Eastern Elite Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

A big shoutout to the '99 Explosion who went 3-1 in the USA Eastern Elite Showcase held at the Summit of Softball 6/23-6/25 in Chattanooga. Battling excessive heat and downpours of rain, the 99s went 3-0 in their pool beating the Cape Fear Force Elite (NC), Tennessee Blast and Georgia Flames. The 99 Explosion lost a heartbreaker 7-6 to the KC Freedom in bracket play. Great job guys, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Knoxville Explosion Welcomes our new '02 Explosion Head Coach Dr. Keith Gray! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   



 
Explosion Select Represents Tennessee Well in Orlando, FL at Summer Sun Classic at Disney WIde World of Sports PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


A special shoutout to the Knoxville Explosion Select (18u) who battled some of the best teams in the nation at the Summer Sun Classic held at the beautiful Disney Wide World of Sports Complex from June 9-11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida! After a tough start against the Colorado Freedom Gold, Florida Wildfire and Florida Gators, the Explosion Select rallied to play it's best softball of the season against the top 3 teams in it's pool finishing with a 2-0 loss to the 2nd Place Santa Fe Inferno, beating the Tampa Florida Select 5-4 and tieing the eventual, undefeated champion New Jersey Intesity 0-0! Outstanding progress ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Knoxville Explosion Adding New 2024 Explosion Team to Organization Roster! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Attention prospective '06 and '05 players and parents! Due to significant interest, the Knoxville Explosion is adding a new elite 11u team that will be coached by our existing '02 Head Coach Harold Lynn beginning in the Fall of 2017! This team is an additional team for the 12u age group. Our '05 and '06 Explosion Teams will continue to operate as normal and will not have any impact on this new team. Here are the details!

Explosion 2024 is an A level team forming in the Knoxville area for competitive ball players who love the game. We are looking for all positions and will be a first year 12U team in the fall. We will only accept committed players and families looking to be on a long-term Team that will stay together and build a solid foundation for an elite level of play. Players will be taught correct fundamentals, strong core values, and leadership skills. Practices will be challenging and organized, schedules will include travel to area states, and Explosion 2024 will be a family oriented Team that works together to support all players in their development. Any interested player is invited to try out, Saturday, July 29th from 10 am-2 pm at the Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church field, 400 Everett Road, Knoxville, TN 37394. Please contact head coach, Harold Lynn at 865-228-8082 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 
'05 Explosion Crowned ISA 12u Class A Tennessee State Runner-up in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '05 Explosion who finished as the 12u Class A ISA Tennessee State Runner-up in Cleveland, TN from 6-10-17 to 6-11-17! There were a total of 22 teams in the tournament field and the '05 Explosion went undefeated in Bracket play all the way to championship game and lost a heartbreaker in the 1st one 4-5 and then lost the "IF" game 5-8 to the Twisters 04 whom they had beat and put in losers bracket earlier in tournament. Outstanding job Twisters and '05 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
'06 Explosion Capture 10u Class A Tennessee State Runner-up in Cleveland, TN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who finished as the 10u Class A Tennessee ISA State Runner-up in Cleveland, TN from 6-10-17 to 6-12-17! We are very proud of your efforts!

Congrats Ladies on a Hard fought Runners Up - 2nd Place Finish in the ISA State Tournament this weekend in Cleveland, TN! We finished #2 out of 20 teams and competed in the "A" Level Bracket. Especially proud of our girls this weekend for stepping up and not giving up despite missing some key ...team members. It would have been easy to quit and/or not have played but our ladies pulled together as a team and rose to the occasion. Special Group! Made Coach & Parents proud!

Special thank you to our pick ups. We appreciate you guys! (Lil KP - way to Represent buddy - double play and first 10u hit...WOW!)

Big Shout out to #23 Sticks who made her catching debut (Did an awesome job kiddo - way 2 step in & step up!! Can't say enough)!

Shout out to Ads, KP, Mads, Lily, & Em at the plate and for Spainey pitching lights out to force an "IF" game during Championship Play. Can't leave out #22 Malyiah who led the charge defensively at SS & had a day at the plate as well. What a day kiddo!

Awesome Job!
Coach Jason

 
'07 Explosion Capture 10u Class B ISA Tennessee State Runner-up in Cleveland, TN! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


Boom! Congratulations to the '07 Explosion who finished as the Class B ISA Tennessee State Runner-up held in Cleveland, Tennessee from 6-10-17 to 6-11-17. The '07 Explosion finished with a 4-2 record, losing to the Warriors in the championship game 4-0. There were a total of 7 teams in their division and 20 teams in the entire 10u group. Great job Warrirors and 07 Explosion, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
Knoxville Explosion Welcomes Coach Amy Dorset as 10u Explosion Head Coach! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   


The Knoxville Explosion Organization proudly welcomes Amy Dorset as our new 10u Explosion Head Coach! Coach Dorset has an impeccable knowledge of the game of softball from her many years of playing at Carson Newman College and Halls High School! She will be holding tryouts for her new 10u startup team ('07 and '08 Players) near the end of June. We will formally announce tryouts for this team so that everyone who is interested can attend. Her contact information will also ...be posted at that time. Here is an information capsule on our latest edition to the Knoxville Explosion Coaches Corner:

Halls High School- KIL Player of the Year with 0.5 ERA, Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame High school Female Athlete of the Year. State Soccer Olympic Development team '90. Carson-Newman '90-'94- All-District Soccer Team, Softball- Career Most No-Hitters for the South Atlantic Conference, South Atlantic Conference MVP, GTE Academic All-American.
Seasons coaching Fastpich: 2013 to present

Welcome home Coach Dorset!

 
Knoxville Explosion Recognizes the 2017 High School All-Conference/All-District Players PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 
'06 Explosion wins 10u USA Championship in Morristown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '06 Explosion who won the USA Mother's Day Tournament held at Frank Lorino Park in Morristown. The '06 Explosion finished the tournament undefeated on 5/13/17. A big shout out to Madz #11 that pitched a Perfect Game during our Championship win. Also, and ESPN catch was made by Sparkie #17 to close out the game. Awesome effort by these 2 and all the girls! Great job ladies, we are very proud of you efforts!

 
04 Explosion Wins 12u A Division at Sevierville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the 04 Explosion who won the 12u A Division at the Swinging in Sevierville, TN tournament on 5-1-17! The 04 Explosion went undefeated in the tournament and beat the Chattanooga Blackout in the championship game! Great job ladies, we are very proud of your efforts!

 
09 Explosion Wins 8u B Division Championship in Sevierville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to the '09 Explosion who went undefeated in bracket play to take the Championship of the Swinging in Sevierville Tournament held in Sevierville on 4-29-17! The '09 Explosion beat the Knox Base Reign 21 to 8 and the Wildcats 15 to 10 in route to a 1st place finish. A big shout out to Ella B. who had three extra base hits including a HR! And Kymbal W. for some strong left field play. Great job explosion 09!

 
Explosion Select and 99 Explosion Players Recognized with Academic Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Congratulations to Delaney Weller, Emma Seagrave and Kelsey Birchfield who all received outstanding academic scholarships due to their excellence in the classroom and will be attending the colleges of their choice. Here at the Knoxville Explosion, we recognize not only the hard work on the field but off the field in the classroom! Each of these young ladies received offers to play college softball but have decided to pursue their academic endeavors in the various fields of engineering and chemistry! Congratulations Ladies, we are SO PROUD OF EACH OF YOU!

 
01 Explosion's Hannah Branam named All-District Freshman of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Birchfield   

 

Boom! Congratulations to 01 Explosion Player Hannah Branam who has been named All District Freshman of the Year! Congratulations Hannah, we are so proud of you!

 
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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

'00 Explosion (17u Developmental)

Head Coach David - (865) 803-5807 - lilshoe@charter.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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