Titans’ Outfielder-Pitcher Lucas Seto Signs with the University of Rio Grande Red Storm in Ohio

by Jim Stewart

The Titans Baseball Club kicked off the New Year by committing the fourteenth student-athlete from its Class of 2024 to a US College scholarship when 18U dual player Lucas Seto signed his letter of intent on Wednesday.  The Toronto resident will be competing for the University of Rio Grande Red Storm in Rio Grande, Ohio starting in September. He will be joining Class of 2024 Titans 18U Pitcher Colin Dudgeon who committed to the Red Storm in the Fall, and Class of 2023 Titan Mitchell Crowley—an outfielder and pitcher from Norwood, Ontario-- who is currently  in his freshman year at the Ohio NAIA school.

The Titans’ Director of College Placement and 15U Coach Denis Bailey offered his assessment of Seto’s versatility and readiness for NAIA baseball with the Red Storm: “Lucas has an opportunity to go down and play corner outfield and first base as well as pitch for Rio.”  Coach Bailey elaborated on Seto’s talents that will be deployed during his collegiate career:  “Lucas has developed a live arm and live bat from both sides of the plate which will give him an opportunity to perform on both sides of the ball.  Defensively, I believe he can be a plus defender in the outfield and at first base.” 

Seto explained his decision to commit to the University of Rio Grande Red Storm:  “They have a strong baseball program led by Coach Brad Warnimont and I am grateful to have received their offer.” The Honor Roll graduate of Michael Power Catholic High School in Toronto will be “taking the Wildlife Conservation program” and is “looking forward to experiencing all the wildlife and nature spots in Ohio and obviously playing baseball.”

Seto’s explained his goals as a student-athlete at the University of Rio Grande:  “I want to become a better version of myself by applying myself in my studies and working hard on the diamond.”

He was generous in his praise of the Titans Baseball Club for securing a US College scholarship for him, especially Director of College Placement Denis Bailey:  “Coach Bailey was the man.  He fought for me, even when I didn’t think I could be seen.”  Seto shared his best memories as a veteran Titan:  “It’s a tie between hitting my first home run as a Titan and receiving MVP for my team.”

Seto, the 17U Titans Most Valuable Player in 2023, fulfilled the performance criteria for the award:  “The MVP is the best overall player on this year’s team, he puts up impressive statistics, he contributed to the winning culture of the ball club, and was the first star of many games during the season.”  In addition to contributing mightily to the winning culture of the Titans Baseball Club, the veteran Titan imparted some wisdom to the younger Titans who are following a similar pathway to a US College scholarship: “My advice would be to always be open to taking in new information and don’t let your pride or stubbornness get in the way.”

The Titans Baseball Club congratulates Lucas Seto for signing his letter of intent to play for the University of Rio Grande Red Storm.  We look forward to Lucas’s final season with the 18U Titans in Spring 2024 and his freshman season with the Red Storm in Ohio in September 2024.