Boilermaker Sunday is always a big day in the city of Utica. Boilermaker Sunday 2019 became even bigger as the Blue Sox were set to host the Geneva Red Wings with the two teams tied for first place in the West Division with the winner taking the outright lead in the division. Considering what was at stake, this game lived up to the hype and proved to be a pitcher’s duel. The game remained scoreless halfway through, but Utica broke through in the bottom of the 5th when Tyler Simon led off the inning with a triple and scored on the very next pitch on a double off the bat of Robbie Young. This was the only run that Utica would score against Geneva starter Tim Blaisdell. On the other side, Utica starter Andrew Hill pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while recording nine strikeouts. However, Geneva tied it up in the top of the 7th when reliever Bradley Tuttle allowed a bloop RBI single to Alexander Gow. The game remained tied at 1 entering the bottom of the 9th, thanks to two impressive innings from Frankie Venezia, with the bottom of the Utica batting order due up against Jordan Brown. Vincenzo Castronovo struck out to lead off the inning, but speed demon Aaron Previsky reached on an error by third baseman Daniel Sperling. From there, he proceeded to steal second and third to get himself just 90 feet away from winning the ballgame. With the infield in and only one out, Oriskany native Ryan Enos chopped a walkoff single over the head of shortstop Brock Kauffman to give the Blue Sox a 2-1 win. The Sox were now in first place in the division and stayed there for the rest of the season, ultimately capturing the regular season division crown by four games.