Home runs for a family in need

Lisa Ingebrand, New Prague Times

Analise Tveitbakk, daughter of Ana Winchester and Jared Tveitbakk of Lakeville, and her family gather for a photo at Home Town Bats’ Home Run Derby June 27 that benefited Analise and her family. All proceeds from the event will help the Tveitbakk family cover medical expenses. Pictured (left to right): Back row - Grandfather Bruce Winchester, Uncle Dan Beise, Aunt Lis Beise, cousin Micah Beise, and family friend Jenna Standing. Front row - Sister Ariana Tveitbakk, mother Ana Winchester, Analise Tveitbakk, and Grandmother Maureen Winchester. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Eric Steinhoff may have hit 31 homers to win the Home Run Derby, but little Analise Tveitbakk ruled the ballpark on Saturday.

The two-year-old happily ran the bases, took pictures with the batters, and picked out sweets at the concession stand during Home Town Bats' Home Run Derby at the Union Hill Ballpark on June 27. The fourth annual fundraising event benefited Analise and her family.

The spunky sweet girl is the daughter of Ana Winchester and Jared Tveitbakk of Lakeville. Analise has been diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare blood vessel disorder in which the carotid artery in the skull becomes blocked or narrowed, reducing blood flow to your brain, and Morning Glory Syndrome, a congenital optic disc anomaly that limits her vision to only three feet.

"She has a long road ahead of her and we are looking to help her any way we can," stated event organizer Ted Nytes of Home Town Bats.

According to Winchester, the family plans to use the funds to....

To see more on this story pick up the July 2, 2020 print edition of The New Prague Times or the Montgomery Messenger.


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