BEARDEN BASEBALL FACILITIES
The Bearden Baseball facilities are one of the area's prime locations for high school baseball games, tournaments events. Phil Garner, the namesake for our park, is a 1967 graduate of Bearden High School He played three seasons for the Tennessee Vols, was a two-time All-SEC player, and earned honorable mention recognition in 1970. Garner was Oakland’s top pick in the MLB supplemental draft, and made his big league debut in 1975. His playing career ended with the San Francisco Giants in 1988.
In 2014, Bearden’s baseball facilities underwent major upgrade. With the help of a very gracious Jim Bruner, former Bulldog baseball and football alum, Bearden constructed a brand new, state-of-the-art press and concessions facility, new bleachers and seating area, and a concourse unlike any other in high school baseball. During this process, Bearden also added a new five-cage hitting facility attached to the right field fence, and a lifting facility in what was the old indoor facility. These renovations have made Phil Garner Ballpark one of the finest high school facilities in the state.