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After ballgame romance, she knows the score

After ballgame romance, she knows the score

Wilmington woman’s troubled relationship brought pain, and a story to tell

"I kind of expose the harsh reality behind the game. It’s what people don’t see about America’s favorite pastime," said Taylor Higgins, 22, of Wilmington, author of "Between the Stitching," based on her troubled relationship with a minor-league baseball player. (SUN / JULIA MALAKIE) WILMINGTON — It seemed like a soulmate kind of love.

She was a pageant queen, he was a minor league baseball player. She thought she hit a home run when they met, but quickly the fairytale relationship manifested into a toxic, emotional minefield.

This is the premise of the Taylor Higgins’ debut book, "Between The Stitching." The 22-year-old Wilmington woman shares her story of losing and finding her identity after going through a two-year relationship with a minor leaguer.

Higgins’ novel tells the story of true events, but all names, except her own, have been changed to protect their privacy.

"I tracked what was happening as the events transpired and knew that the more I told people about what was happening, I was realizing that a lot of people were going through similar things," Higgins said.Between 2013 and 2015, Higgins dated minor league baseball player, whose name has […]

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