By JULIE E. GREENE
When the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians clinched berths in the American League Championship Series last week, Hagerstown native Dawn Younker joked with her father about calling the Orioles to see if she and a friend could sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
While Younker never made the phone call, she did receive word last week she and her friend, Betsy Werbel, could sing the anthem before Game 5 today in Baltimore, said Younker's father, Bruce.
Besides being huge baseball fans, Younker, 26, and Werbel, are cast members of the national touring production of "Les Miserables."
While Younker roots for the home team, Werbel backs the Indians.
With the Orioles' win on Monday night, the team guaranteed not only a fifth game in the best of seven series, but a chance for Younker to fulfill a dream, her father said.