Two doubles and a single produced three Cub runs in the top of the first, and Chicago made them hold up, beating Cincinnati 4-2 in a cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa. Drew Smiley started the Field of Dreams Game for the Cubbies and pitched five strong inning--no runs, four hits, and nine strikeouts. Rowan Wick struck out two in the ninth and earned his seventh save.
On the GridCard, Offroad (36) and Butch (36) both climbed the mountain, but Offroad took the KOTM on the tiebreaker 7-6 (total Confidence wins). Only five other Gridders posted Qualifying Scores, most of them leaning heavily on AutoPick: JeepCreeper (35), Jeep Lover 2 (34), KLC (33), tinksdust (32), and kjh98 (31).
The King Kong for best score of the week went to a relatively new player--tinksdust (65) while ProGrid Tour veteran Ricco1947 (28) earned the PGT win without the benefit of a QS, triggering a Major Rake.